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March is Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month!

Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness

Did you know? March is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month - A public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its potentially fatal complication, pulmonary embolism.

DVT is a serious condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a vein located deep inside the body. A blood clot is a clump of blood that is in a gelatinous, solid state. Deep vein blood clots typically form in your thigh or lower leg, but they can also develop in other areas of your body and the risk for DVT increases with age.

The Alliance for Aging Research recently released a short video on DVT that can be found here.

For more information on DVT, including symptoms, causes, and prevention, please visit Clot Connects website.

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