World Thrombosis Day - October 13

October 7, 2015

Think Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

  • 10 million cases of VTE are reported in Europe and US alone, leading to 1,600 deaths daily
  • 1 in 4 people die from complications related to thrombosis, making it a leading cause of death and disability globally
  • 3 of the top cardiovascular killers are linked to blood clots
  • 60% of VTE happen during or following hospitalisation
  • No. 1 cause of preventable death in hospitals is VTE, although it often goes unrecognised or undetected

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