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Signs and Symptoms of VTE


(heart beating) (upbeat instrumental music) – [Voiceover] Venous
Thromboembolism or VTE is a a blood clot in the vein. It requires immediate attention. The faster you get treated, the better your odds of avoiding
a dangerous complication. That’s why knowing the
signs is so important. VTE is actually two conditions, Deep Vein Thrombosis or DVT, is a clot in a deep vein,
typically in the leg. Pulmonary Embolism or PE happens
when the clot breaks free, travels to the lungs and blocks blood flow. Signs of DVT include pain in the leg, especially the calf area, redness, swelling and skin
that feels warm to the touch. If the clot breaks free
and travels to the lungs, this can cause trouble breathing. Other signs of PE are chest pain, fast heartbeat and dizziness or fainting. VTE can affect anyone, but people who have recently had major surgery are at greater risk. So are those who don’t move for lengthy periods because
of long distance travel or extended bed rest
for illness or injury. Women who are pregnant or
who have just had a baby are also more prone to develop VTE. Other things that may increase the risk includes smoking, using
oral contraceptives, taking estrogen replacement therapy, being over 40 and having a previous VTE. Effective treatment is available, so call your doctor or go to the hospital right away if you think you have VTE. That quick action could save your life. For more information on VTE, call 1-800-AHA-USA1 or
visit heart.org/VTE.

5 thoughts on “Signs and Symptoms of VTE

  1. I have DVT desease but the blood clot dissolve in three days because I have eaten antibiotics,now I got a new desease, easy bruises & internal bleeding, now what could I do.

  2. Guys I have a question. I had 3 panic attacks 3 days ago and I have like little pinches in my chest sometimes. Does that mean anything

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