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
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Finding Care for Someone With VTE
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