Understanding Blood Clots

As many as 900,000 people in the United States develop blood clots annually, and clots are
responsible for approximately 100,000 deaths each year. Research has shown that fewer than one in four people has any recognizable signs and symptoms of a blood clot, so understanding the risk for blood clots is an important factor in identifying symptoms and seeking treatment in a timely manner. Read below for more information about the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of blood clots.

This “Patient Education” tear sheet was produced in collaboration with the National Blood Clot Alliance (stoptheclot.org).

Patient Education: Understanding Blood Clots