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Almost 1 Million People in United States Are Believed to Be Affected by Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism
Posted on: 6/19/2018

CME is offered


An estimated 60,000 to 100,000 Americans die each year of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolisms (PE) in the United States.  

For 25 percent of people, the first symptom of PE is sudden death. Another 10 percent to 30 percent die within one month of being diagnosed with this condition. While the exact number of people affected by DVT and PE each year is unknown, it is estimated to be around 900,000.

It is critical that health professionals identify risk factors in their patients for these life threatening health issues and employ the appropriate prophylaxis based on the patient’s risk and family history for venous thromboembolism.

That’s why the ISMS Education Center offers Deep Vein Thrombosis: A Public Health Concern, an on-demand course presented by ISMS member Joseph A. Caprini, MD, Senior Clinician Educator at University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.

This course is FREE for ISMS members and their practice management professionals; all others pay $50.

Register today!

Also, check out our other on-demand courses.

Questions? ISMS members may contact our advocacy team by calling 800-782-4767 ext. 1470, or by sending an email

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