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Venous thromboembolism : impact of blood clots on the United States
  • Published Date:
    August 17, 2015
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (U.S.). Division of Blood Disorders. ; ;
  • Description:
    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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