Risk of VTE in Medical Patients
Primary preventive measures can reduce morbidity and mortality
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- Venous thromboembolism
- A disease process beginning with a blood clot occurring within the venous system, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
- Formation of a clot inside a blood vessel.