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Why Arrhythmia Matters
Understand Your Risk for Arrhythmia
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Prevention & Treatment of Arrhythmia
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Congenital Defects Children & Adults
About Congenital Heart Defects
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Symptoms & Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Defects
Care & Treatment for Congenital Heart Defects
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Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
Understand Your Risks to Prevent a Heart Attack
Diagnosing a Heart Attack
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Life After a Heart Attack
About Heart Failure
Causes and Risks for Heart Failure
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Diagnosing Heart Failure
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Living With HF and Advanced HF
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Peripheral Artery Disease
Venous Thromboembolism (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
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
Risks in the Veins
When clots form in leg veins, they can travel and cause serious problems.
Stroke Survivors and VTE
Downloadable patient sheets:
What is VTE?
Who is at Risk for VTE?
Signs and Symptoms of VTE
Treatments for VTE
What is excessive blood clotting?
Can Athletes Get Abnormal Blood Clots? Yes!
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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