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Blood clot prevention: Who needs to wear an SCD and for how long?

The CDC estimates that almost 1 million Americans suffer from venous thromboembolism (VTE), also known as blood clots. VTE is a term that is comprised of two medical conditions: deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot in one or more of the deep veins in the body (usually in the legs), and pulmonary embolism (PE), which is a blood clot in a pulmonary artery in the lungs.

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