Venous Thromboembolism is a painful condition where a blood clot forms in the body (usually in the leg) and breaks free, travelling in the blood to the lungs.
When a blood clot forms, this is known as DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis) and when a blood clot breaks free this is known as PE (Pulmonary Embolism). VTE happens when both DVT and PE occur in the body.
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