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World Thrombosis Day
STOP BLOOD CLOTS, SAVE LIVES
Thrombosis is the one disorder that causes the world’s top three cardiovascular killers.
- Heart attack, stroke, and venous thromboembolism (VTE) are the 3 leading causes of cardiovascular death
- In Europe alone, nearly half a million people die from VTE each year.
- In the United States, 100,000 to 300,000 individuals die due to VTE each year and it is associated with more than 500,000 hospitalizations
- Healthcare professionals in many locales need to do all they can to correctly diagnose it, prevent it and appropriately treat patients.