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Approximately 30% of people who have had a DVT or PE are at risk for another episode.  We know that with a new diagnosis comes changes and that you have a lot on your mind. We’re here to help. It’s easy and simple.

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  • Remind you to take your medication and schedule follow up appointments

  • Provide you with links to helpful videos that will help you better understand DVT/PE, and encourage you to talk with your family and caregivers

Videos to Help You Learn More

60,000 to 100,000 Americans die of DVT/PE each year and 1 to 2 out of 1,000 people are affected by a DVT/PE annually in the United States.     
The videos below will help you better understand the signs and symptoms of blood clots, the various effective treatments and the essential steps you can take with your physician to best manage your treatment.

 Understanding Blood Clots
When a clot forms in a deep vein, usually in the leg, it is called a deep vein thrombosis or DVT. If that clot breaks loose and travels to the lungs, it is called a pulmonary embolism or PE. Together, DVT and PE are known as VTE – a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition.
Signs and Symptoms

The first step in diagnosing blood clots in the legs, called deep vein thrombosis or DVT, and blood clots in the lungs, called pulmonary embolism or PE, is to recognize their signs and symptoms. Blood clots can be fatal, yet they can also be safely treated, so it’s important to recognize warning signs and act quickly.

Reducing your Risk
Often times when someone is diagnosed with a blood clot in their leg or deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or a blood clot in their lung or pulmonary embolism (PE), they want to know why it happened. In this video, we will discuss the factors that can increase a person’s risk for developing blood clots.

 Treatment of Blood Clots

Treatment of blood clots – including blood clots in the leg, or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), and pulmonary embolism (PE) – involves a number of potential options, including anticoagulant injections under the skin, anticoagulant pills taken by mouth and surgical intervention to remove clots.

Potential Risks of Blood-thinning Medications
Blood thinning therapies save lives, but as with any medication, they also carry some risk. Blood thinners can cause bruising, minor bleeding, and also life-threatening bleeding. Always tell your doctor or healthcare professional immediately if you experience any unusual bleeding.

Know Blood Clots Program: This program gives you the opportunity to receive text message reminders to help you remember to pick up your prescriptions, make appointments and stay committed to your care. It also provides access to videos that explain the signs and symptoms of blood clots, the various effective treatments, and the essential steps you can take with your physician to best manage your condition.

Know Blood Clots is part of a research study that is interested in evaluating the effectiveness of text messages and educational resources as an aid to improve medication adherence and follow up care.

We want to learn how patients with DVT diagnosis manage their condition with the aid of text message reminders and educational resources.

Confidentiality: We collect your phone number from you when you text us to receive text messages from the program. This information is used to provide you with text message reminders, information and support for management of DVT and provide you with educational videos. The records from this program will be kept private. Any reports will have de-identified information which will not make it possible to identify you.

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