Venous thromboembolism : impact of blood clots on the United States
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      VTE : impact of blood clots on the United States
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      Know the Lingo About Blood Clots • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT): Blood clot located in a deep vein, usually in a leg or arm. • Pulmonary embolism (PE): Blood clot that has traveled from a deep vein to a lung. DVT and PE are also known as VTE (venous thromboembolism). Blood Clots Affect Many People • VTE affects as many as 900,000 Americans each year. • 3 in 10 people who have a blood clot will have another episode within 10 years. Blood Clots Can Be Deadly • As many as 100,000 people die of blood clots each year. • PE is a leading cause of death in a woman during pregnancy or just after having a baby. • Sudden death - 1 of 4 people who have a PE die without warning. • Blood clots are a leading cause of death in people with cancer after the cancer itself. Blood Clots Are Costly • Blood clots cost our nation up to $10 billion each year. • Treatment can be as much as $15,000 to $20,000 per person and often results in readmission to the hospital. Things to Know • Blood clots can happen to anyone. • They are often preventable. • Early diagnosis is critical to prevent death. • Take action now to prevent blood clots. • Talk with your doctor about the risks for blood clots and learn how they can be prevented. For more information, please visit: cdc.gov/ncbddd/dvt/index.html CS252065A vte_impact-infogr.pdf
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