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P868 Understanding Venous Thromboembolism

C H A P T E R 1 What is venous thromboembolism? The term venous thromboembolism, or VTE, refers to deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and/ or the complication of DVT, pulmonary embolism. A pulmonary embolism is a blood clot that develops in a blood vessel elsewhere in the body (most commonly in the leg), travels to an artery in the lung and blocks the artery. 4


P868 Understanding Venous Thromboembolism
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