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P868 Understanding Venous Thromboembolism

Inside This Workbook Chapter 1: What is venous thromboembolism?� 4 What is deep vein thrombosis? � 5 What is pulmonary embolism?� 6 Who is at risk?� 6 What are DVT symptoms?� 7 Preventing DVT� 7 Chapter 2: Controlling risk factors � 8 What happens if you’re hospitalized?� 9 Special procedures and treatments � 9 Managing your anticoagulant medication� 11 Chapter 3: Living a healthier life� 12 To quit smoking� 12 For a heart-healthy diet� 12 To get started exercising� 13 To lose weight� 13 Resources� 14 This publication is brought to you as a public health service by ABC and Krames Staywell through an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. DISCLAIMER: This guidebook is intended for informational purposes only, with the understanding that no one should rely upon this information as the basis for medical decisions. Anyone requiring medical or other healthcare services should consult a medical or healthcare professional. Any actions based on the information provided herein are entirely the responsibility of the user and/or of any medical or other healthcare professionals who advised such actions. Anyone who uses the suggested dietary and physical activity/exercise areas in this guidebook should consult a medical or healthcare provider before starting a diet or physical activity/ exercise program. ABC has used reasonable efforts to include timely and accurate information in this guidebook. Accordingly, the sponsor, partners, producers, and others make no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information provided herein and specifically disclaim any liability, expressed or implied, in connection therewith. 2


P868 Understanding Venous Thromboembolism
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