World Thrombosis Day October 13, 2015


Posted by Dr Bode, October 3, 2015

What is Thrombosis?

1 in 4 people die from causes related to thrombosis. It is a leading cause of global death and disability.

Thrombosis is the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in the artery (arterial thrombosis) or vein (venous thrombosis). Once formed, a clot can slow or block normal blood flow, and even break loose and travel to an organ. This can result in significant injury, including heart attack, stroke and venous thromboembolism (VTE) – the top three cardiovascular killers.

Thrombosis as a Global Priority

In 2012, the World Health Assembly (WHA) set a global target to reduce premature deaths from non-infectious disease – including cardiovascular disease – by 25 percent by 2025. To meet this goal, WTD and our partners believe that the WHA must directly address thrombosis and VTE.

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