Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). A venous thrombus is a blood clot (thrombus) that forms within a vein. Thrombosis is a term for a blood clot occurring inside a blood vessel. When a blood clot breaks loose and travels in the blood, this is called a venous thromboembolism (VTE).
Caring for Someone With VTE
- Is aquatic therapy in a heated pool safe for someone with a blood clot in the leg?
- Should I Worry About Swollen Feet or Legs in an Older Person?
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- Are Swelling Feet in Someone Who's Bed-Bound a Sign of Impending Death?
- Why are my mother's hands swollen after stroke?
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Caregiving With VTE
- What can I do to improve the condition of my veins?
- Could the pain in my legs be something to worry about?
- Can a broken hip cause blood clots?
- What is the prognosis for blood clots in lungs?
More Information About Blood Clots
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