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Critical Need Exists to Address Health Conditions That Put Patients at Highest Risk for Deep-Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Date:3/9/2011

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"Cancer patients have an increased risk for DVT and pulmonary embolus due to their tumors, which can turn on the blood clotting system, and surgery and chemotherapy, which can injure blood vessel walls," said Craig Kessler, M.D., Coalition Physician and Chief of the Division of Coagulation and a hematologist at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown University Medical Center.   "Up to 10 percent of people who have been diagnosed with certain high risk malignancies, such as lung cancer, will develop a DVT or PE within 12 months."

DVT is a blood clot that forms inside a deep vein, most often in the lower leg. Once formed, a blood clot or fragment of a clot can break off and may cause severe complications, such as a pulmonary embolism (PE)(6) and even death if not diagnosed and treated appropriately.(7) Up to 2 million Americans are affected by DVT annually.(8) Approximately 300,000 Americans die each year from PE.(9) Complications from DVT claim the lives of more Americans than breast cancer and AIDS combined.(8)

Not only does DVT Awareness Month provide a platform to encourage and strengthen discussions about DVT and PE risk assessment among co-morbid patients, but it also encourages dialogue between healthcare professionals and patients about ways to reduce risk – including increasing movement and stretching as one way to increase blood circulation.  

The Coalition has established DVT as a national health priority, but there remains a critical need to continue to close the gap between risk and patient understanding of this serious yet preventable condition.  

The Coalition's website, www.preventdvt.org invites both patients and healthcare professionals to obtain educational information, downloadable tools and resources to assist in generating further public awareness and education.

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