Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant cause of mortality, long-term disability and chronic ill-health problems – many of which are avoidable. 1 in 20 people will have a VTE at some time in their life and the risk increase with age. It is estimated that as many as half of all cases of VTE are associated with hospitalisation for medical illness or surgery. VTE is an international patient safety issue and its prevention has been recognised as a clinical priority for the NHS in England.
Knowing the signs & symptoms of VTE can save lives
This video tells the story of former England International Goalkeeper Paul Robinson who developed a pulmonary embolism 5 days after having being admitted to hospital for a routine operation.
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