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Today is World Thrombosis Day!

Monday, October 13, 2014   (0 Comments)
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the world's top two cardiovascular killers – heart attack and stroke – are global health priorities, the No. 3 killer, venous thromboembolism (VTE) or blood clots in the leg and lungs, has remained largely unaddressed and under-recognized by the public, according to the most comprehensive scientific review of the global burden of VTE ever undertaken and a global public survey. To address this disconnect, the International Society of Thrombosis and Haemostasis (ISTH) is leading a global effort together with more than 175 health/medical and patient organizations around the world to launch World Thrombosis Day (WTD), focused initially on increasing public and health professionals' awareness of potentially deadly blood clots in the leg and lungs, the risk factors, symptoms and the importance of prevention.

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