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What is DVT/PE?

Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism (DVT/PE) are often underdiagnosed and serious, but preventable medical conditions.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in a deep vein. These clots usually develop in the lower leg, thigh, or pelvis, but they can also occur in the arm.

It is important to know about DVT because it can happen to anybody and can cause serious illness, disability, and in some cases, death. The good news is that DVT is preventable and treatable if discovered early.1


Who is affected by DVT/PE?

The precise number of people affected by DVT/PE is unknown, although as many as 900,000 people could be affected (1 to 2 per 1,000) each year in the United States.

Estimates suggest that 60,000-100,000 Americans die of DVT/PE (also called venous thromboembolism).

  • 10 to 30% of people will die within one month of diagnosis.
  • Sudden death is the first symptom in about one-quarter (25%) of people who have a PE.

Among people who have had a DVT, one third to one half will have long-term complications (post-thrombotic syndrome) such as swelling, pain, discoloration, and scaling in the affected limb.

One-third (about 33%) of people with DVT/PE will have a recurrence within 10 years.

Approximately 5 to 8% of the U.S. population has one of several genetic risk factors, also known as inherited thrombophilias in which a genetic defect can be identified that increases the risk for thrombosis.2


Where does MedVantage work?

MedVantage provides products and services to ASC’s and patients nationwide. We are headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT.

Can MedVantage provide other DME that I might need?

MedVantage provides all types of DME products. We are able to assist you with any DME needs you may have on the path to recovery and health.

What if I have questions about my EOB or insurance coverage?

Our customer service team is happy to answer your questions with regards to DVT Prevention and your healthcare plan. Please call us at 888-412-8087 with any questions.

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