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Wednesday 29 March 2017
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NICE draft guidance recommends apixaban (Eliquis) for treating and preventing potentially fatal blood clots

VTE is a term used to describe deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). When a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins in the leg, thigh, pelvis or arm it is known as a DVT. If part of the blood clot comes loose it can be carried in the blood to another part of the body where it can cause problems. If the blood clot reaches the lungs (PE), it can be fatal.

 

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