Preventing blood clots Venous thromboembolism (VTE)

Venous thromboembolism is a problem caused by a clot that forms in a vein and partially or completely blocks blood circulation.

Démarre le chargement du fichierPrevent the formation of blood clots in a vein (thromboembolism) (in French only)

The danger is greater during and after hospitalization. You are at higher risk if you have had a blood clot in the past


In some situations, your doctor may prescribe medication to thin your blood (anticoagulant). This medication prevents the formation of a blood clot and can eliminate ones that already exist. 

This medication may be in injectable form that you will have to inject into your flesh, under your skin.

Démarre le chargement du fichierInjecting yourself with an anticoagulant (in French only)