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DVT Awareness Survey Findings: Heart and Respiratory Patients

WASHINGTON, March 06, 2007 /PRNewswire/ -- Up to two million Americans are affected each year by DVT, with up to 600,000 hospitalized. Its primary complication, pulmonary embolism (PE), claims up to 300,000 lives annually -- more than breast cancer and AIDS combined. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease may be at increased risk for DVT, because these factors also heighten the likelihood of blood clots and pooling. Respiratory tract infection may increase risk of blood clots and is associated with inflammation, which may affect the proper functioning of arteries and veins.

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) recently sponsored an online survey of a nationally representative sample of consumers and physicians. The survey, which was conducted by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, assessed what Americans know about DVT.

The survey results point to an ongoing need for patients and physicians alike to know more about this leading cause of death and how they can reduce the risk of DVT. Following are the results specific to respiratory disease.

    Heart/respiratory patients recognize the significance of heart disease as

    a risk factor for DVT but incorrectly view pulmonary/respiratory disease

    as a much less significant threat.

       * 60% of heart/respiratory patients rate cardiac issues (e.g., heart

         disease, heart attack, arteriosclerosis or CHF) as very significant

         risk factors for DVT.

       * Only 35% see pulmonary/respiratory disease (e.g., asthma, COPD or

         emphysema) as a very significant risk factor.


    Even though they are at greater risk for DVT, heart/respiratory patients

    know only as much about it as the general population.

       * 52% of heart/respiratory patients have some knowledge about DVT -- on

         par with the general population (51%).

       * 40% of heart/respiratory patients have heard or read about DVT

         recently, the same percent
age as in the general population.


    Heart/respiratory patients who know something about DVT are no more likely

    than the general population to recognize key facts about the condition.

       * 17% of heart/respiratory patients correctly identify DVT as a blood

         clot, the same percentage as in the general population.

       * 17% recognize that DVT is a dangerous condition, one that can cause

         stroke or heart attack, or one that can be fatal.


    Despite their greater risk, heart/respiratory patients are no more likely

    than the general population to have discussed DVT with their physicians.

       * 10% of heart/respiratory patients report that their primary care

         physician has discussed DVT with them, compared with 12% of the

         general population.

       * 55% of heart/respiratory patients say that they are likely to ask

         their physicians for DVT information, vs. 50% of the general

         population.

The Coalition to Prevent Deep-Vein Thrombosis is funded by sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC

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