Thrombosis refers to abnormal, potentially life-threatening, blood clots that form in an artery or vein. A clot in the vein (usually in the leg or pelvis) is known as a Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and a clot that breaks off and travels to the lungs is known as a Pulmonary Embolism (PE). Together, DVT and PE make up Venous ThromboEmbolism (VTE).
Blood clots do not discriminate. They affect people of all ages, races and ethnicities, and occur in both men and women. Certain factors and situations can increase the risk of developing life-threatening blood clots such as cancer, major surgery, inactivity or genetic disposition. If you experience one of these, do not hesitate to ask your healthcare team about your risk of blood clots.
Blood clots are often treated with heparins- anti-coagulants that occur naturally in our body.
At LEO Pharma, we have more than 70 years of experience offering products and solutions to patients, helping them combat blood clots.