Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)—the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein—and its most serious complication, pulmonary embolism (PE), together comprise the most common preventable cause of hospital-related death. Known as venous thromboembolisms (VTE), they claim an estimated 300,000 lives a year.
New Online Resource for Blood Clot Prevention
For up-to-date information on blood clot prevention efforts, you can now visit the Armstrong Institute's Preventing Venous Thromboembolism web pages. There you will can learn about strategies for reducing these blood clots, learn about Johns Hopkins research in this field, and find patient education information, including a video.