VTE Risk Assessment Guide
Select VTE risk factors
The risk assessment guide is based on scientific evidence. It is not intended as medical advice nor to substitute for a physician's consultation.
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- Venous thromboembolism
- A condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein, which in some cases then breaks free and enters the circulation as an embolus, finally lodging in and completely obstructing a blood vessel, e.g., in lungs causing a PE. The term encompasses both DVT and PE.
- American College of Chest Physicians
- Multidisciplinary international medical society based in Northbrook, Illinois, USA, that focuses on the treatment and prevention of all diseases of the chest. It has over 16,000 active members with physicians representing all chest medicine disciplines. Publishes the journal Chest.