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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) Prevention

What are blood clots?

Normally, blood flows easily through your blood vessels. However, if a blood vessel becomes damaged or if the flow slows down or stops, a clot can develop and form a ‘plug’.

This leaflet will answer some of your questions and concerns about deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).

Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism