What is Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)?
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). DVT is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein - usually in the leg or pelvic veins. The most serious complication of a DVT is that the clot can dislodge and travel to the lungs, becoming a life-threatening pulmonary embolism.
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