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World Thrombosis Day Burden of Disease Paper Now Online

Thursday, October 9, 2014   (0 Comments)
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With World Thrombosis Day now on the horizon, the ISTH is excited to share the online publication of the World Thrombosis Day Burden of Disease paper, titled, “Thrombosis: A Major Contributor to the Global Disease Burden,” authored by the World Thrombosis Day Steering Committee.

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 this article, the most comprehensive scientific review of the global burden of VTE ever undertaken, and a global public survey.

To access the paper and download it with ease, please click here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jth.12698/full.

To learn more about the World Thrombosis Day movement, visit www.worldthrombosisday.org. Also, please join us on Facebook and Twitter.

For questions, contact us at wtd@isth.org.


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