What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
Deep vein thrombosis is a serious condition in which a blood clot forms in a deep vein, most commonly occurring in the calf or thigh.
What is pulmonary embolism (PE)?
Pulmonary embolism occurs when part of the blood clot breaks off and travels to the lungs. PE can result in a medical emergency and cause serious illness or death.
What is Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)?
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) describes the general process of blood clot formation in veins. DVT and PE are both forms of VTE. Blood clots in the arms or legs, even without a PE, may cause significant chronic complications including swelling, discomfort and severe pain that require medical treatment.