DVT is a Blood Clot in the Leg.
A painful blood clot (thrombus) forms in the deep veins of the leg. When the clot breaks loose it travels up to the lungs, this can lead to death.
Diagnosis is complex, time-consuming and costly.
Currently, 2 in 3 deaths are not diagnosed. It takes 5 hours for a patient to be diagnosed. This disease costs USA $15.5 Billion and Europe €3 Billion.
DVT-related conditions lead to 800,000 deaths across EU and USA.
Worldwide, 10M people are affected by DVT. It is the no. 1 cause of preventable hospital death and maternal death.
More info found here: World Thrombosis Day