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Surgeon general urges more vigilance on dangerous clots

AMNews, October 2, 2008

The Surgeon General's office is pushing for increased awareness of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, conditions that affect as many as 600,000 Americans each year. These blood clots are easily treatable when detected early, but too often go unrecognized. According to data, 100,000 or more deaths are attributed to DVT and PE conditions annually.