Did you know there is a condition that kills more Americans in a year than breast cancer and AIDS combined? What if we told you this condition, which affects 900,000 people a year, is also the most easily preventable cause of death among hospitalized patients in the United States?

So what is this deadly condition?

The answer is deep-vein thrombosis (DVT), a deadly medical condition that causes blood clots in the deep vein. Pulmonary embolism (PE) is a blood clot that spreads from the vein to the lungs, and Venus Thromboembolism (VTE) is a generalized term for the two.

For more on this deadly condition, risk factors, and preventable measures that you can take, please watch the video above, in which two-time GivingPoint Institute member Atharva A. shares information that can help save your life and the lives of your loved ones.

The Georgia Thrombosis Forum website can be found HERE. Donations for Atharva’s project can be made HERE and to get him to speak at your school or office, please contact GivingPoint at administrator@mygivingpoint.org today.

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