Dec 14, 2009
Together Deep Venous Thromboses DVT and Pulmonary Embolus PE may be responsible for more than 100,000 deaths each year, but there is reason to believe that the true incidence rate could be significantly higher, as several studies suggest that these diseases are often undiagnosed. One thing is undeniably clear—DVT and PE are major national public health problems that have dramatic, negative impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands Americans each year.
Furthermore over 500,000 million people suffer from DVT or PE in the US each year. One thing is certain awareness of the risk factors for DVT can decrease the number of people that ultimately die from this disorder and increase the number of people who ultimately receive the appropriate treatment.
Did you know that simply stopping to take a break and walk outside your vehicle can reduce your risk of DVT during long trips or the use of medical grade compression stockings can be life saving?
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