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Venous thromboembolism

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) consists of 2 conditions: 1

  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is a blood clot in a vein, most often occur in the legs. It can cause pain and swelling in the leg.2
  • Pulmonary embolism (PE), is a blocked blood vessel in your lungs. It can be life-threatening if not treated quickly. 3


靜脈血栓栓塞包括深層靜脈血栓和肺栓塞, 1 深層靜脈血栓,即指於深層靜脈積聚了血塊,造成患肢疼痛、腫脹等症狀,情況常見於下肢。 2 如血塊脫落並沿血管流至肺部,便有可能令肺部血管阻塞,引致肺栓塞,有機會引致生命危險。 1, 3


1. National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health-topics/venous-thromboembolism. Last accessed: Feb 2020


2. Deep Vein Thrombosis, NHS Choices. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Deep-vein-thrombosis/Pages/Introduction.aspx. Last accessed: Feb 2020


3. Pulmonary Embolism, NHS Choices. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pulmonary-embolism/. Last accessed: Feb 2020

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