Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Get the facts on VTE
What is VTE (Venous Thromboembolism)?
VTE is a term for blood clots that get lodged in the veins and may block blood flow. A clot can also be called an embolism. Learn more about how these clots develop.
Prevention and Treatment
Blood clots can often be prevented from forming. Explore prevention strategies and learn more about how they’re treated.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
VTE is a serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Learn the warning signs and when to seek emergency attention.
Risk Factors
VTE can affect men and women of all ages, races and ethnicities, so prevention is important for everyone. Learn who is at greater risk for developing a VTE.

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Mary Cushman, MD, MSc, is a hematologist at the University of Vermont Medical Center and currently serves on the national board of directors for the American Heart Association.
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