Circulation, the journal of the American Heart Association, has recently published a scientific statement regarding the management of venous thromboembolism (also known as blood clots). Included in the recommendations are fibrinolytic agent use, interventions and filters. American Heart Association issued a press release listing two statement highlights
- More than 250,000 Americans are hospitalized yearly because of blood clots that form in veins deep inside the body.
- A new American Heart Association statement gives doctors guidance on diagnosing and treating these potentially deadly blockages.