From the first clearly documented DVT case in 1271 until now, the community of #VTEPreventionChampions dedicated to fighting blood clots has grown significantly. However, VTE is still the leading cause of preventable hospital death,1 and it’s persistent. More than 540,000 hospitalized patients develop VTE each year in the U.S.2
Partners in prevention
Together, we can reduce DVT and help to save lives. Join us in the fight by exploring these educational resources and spreading awareness within your clinical community.
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1 Beckman M, Hooper WC, Critchley S, Ortel T. Venous thromboembolism: a public health concern. Am J Prev Med. 2010;38(4 suppl):S495-S501. 2 R. Yusuf. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Venous thromboembolism in adult hospitalizations — United States, 2007- 2009. MMWR. 2012;61(22):401-404. www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6122a1.htm. 3 The International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis, Inc. Know the Facts: Know Thrombosis. www.worldthrombosisday.org/issue/thrombosis/.