Asking the experts could save your life; FEEDBACK.
It has been estimated that 1,250 people are risk of death every year in Wales from blood clots they may develop while they are in hospital.
New research reveals 62% of people in Wales believe they are more likely to develop a thrombosis on an aeroplane than in hospital. In reality, two thirds of blood clots occur in hospital or 90 days following discharge.
The good news is that blood clots - also known as a deep vein thrombosis - are preventable.
Ask about Clots is encouraging individuals to ask their doctor, nurse or healthcare professional about their risk of developing a clot - so that they can be assessed and given appropriate treatment.
For more details visit www.
askaboutclots.co.uk Dr Simon Noble Medical Director for Lifeblood (The Thrombosis Charity) in Wales
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|Publication:||South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales)|
|Date:||Apr 5, 2014|
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