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Blood thinning medication ordered

VTE Prophylaxis thins the blood and reduces the risk of blood clots developing after surgery.

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A venous thrombus is a blood clot (thrombus) that forms within a vein. Thrombosis is a term for a blood clot occurring inside a blood vessel. A common type of venous thrombosis is a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which is a blood clot in the deep veins of the leg. If the thrombus breaks off (embolizes) and flows towards the lungs, it can become a life-threatening pulmonary embolism (PE), a blood clot in the lungs. VTE therapy is the medication that thins the blood and reduces the risk of blood clots.
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