What is thrombosis?
Thrombosis is when the body forms a blood clot inside a blood vessel. A blood clot in a blood vessel is also called a thrombus. A thrombus can stop blood flow to parts of the body. Thrombosis can cause:
- Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) - a blood clot in a deep vein, most often in the leg
- Pulmonary Embolus (PE) - a blood clot in the lung
- Heart Attack
These are serious medical problems. These problems cause more than 14.3 million people to die each year throughout the world.
Because these problems are common and very serious we work hard to prevent them, to identify them when they occur, and to take excellent care of people who develop them.