What is Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) ?
Learn more about blood clot and anticoagulation

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are blood clots that block a key blood vessel.1-3 Learn how to recognise the signs and symptoms of DVT or PE,4 and find out what to do if they develop.

Treatment Option

If you – or someone you know – has a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE), you will probably have been prescribed treatment by your doctor. If you have any questions about your treatment you should ask your doctor for more information.

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Preventing another DVT or PE

If you have already had a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism (PE) and are being treated for it, you will know that there is an increased chance of having another one,1,3,5-7 especially if you have persistent risk factors when you stop anticoagulation treatment.1,3,5,8 Your doctor will assess the likelihood of this happening and decide if treatment is suitable for you and how l…

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Learn more about Atrial Fibrillation (AF)

Apart from Venous thromboembolism, Atrial fibrillation is another medical condition related to blood clot. It Is a common type of arrhythmia that may lead to the formation of blood clot and result in stroke if it travels to the brain. AF related stroke can be particularly dangerous compared to patients with non-AF-related stroke. Pulse check and ECG are helpful to check for irregular heartbeat and confirm AF diagnosis. 9

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2. NHS. DVT (deep vein thrombosis). October 2019. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt/. Last accessed September 2021.
3. Cleveland Clinic. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT). July 2019. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/16911-deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt. Last accessed September 2021.
4. MedicalNewsToday. Why do signs and symptoms matter? Available at https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/161858. Last accessed September 2021.
5. Mayo Clinic. Pulmonary embolism. 2020. Available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/pulmonary-embolism/symptoms-causes/syc-20354647?p=1. Last accessed September 2021.
6. Cleveland Clinic. Pulmonary embolism. February 2019. Available at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/17400-pulmonary-embolism/prevention. Last accessed September 2021.
7. NHS. DVT (deep vein thrombosis). October 2019. Available at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt/. Last accessed September 2021.
8. Áinle FN, et al. Blood Adv. 2020; 4(21): 5595-5606.
9.World Thrombosis Day. Understanding thrombosis. Available at
https://www.worldthrombosisday.org/issue/vte/. Last accessed June 2022

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