Learn About Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is the name for a disease that results from the formation of a blood clot in the veins. There are two types of VTE:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a clot forms in a deep vein, most usually in a leg.
- Pulmonary Embolism (PE) refers to a blood clot that breaks loose and travels through a vein to the lungs.
VTE is a serious, life-threatening condition that requires immediate medical attention.
Watch Dr. Timothy Morris, CHEST VTE expert, and Dr. Barbara Levy, Vice President, Health Policy of The American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG National), as they discuss VTE as it relates to women who are pregnant, may become pregnant or are using birth control.
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These patient education materials are generously supported by a grant from Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer.