Are You at Risk?

As well as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), blood clots in veins and arteries can cause a number of associated medical conditions. Some common conditions that are caused by blood clots are mentioned below.


Blood clots are more common after surgery. Having surgery increases your risk. You are also more at risk of a blood clot if you:

If any of these describe you, talk to your specialist, doctor or nurse about what you can do to reduce your risk. It is important to remember that blood clots can happen to anyone. But you are more at risk if you have recently had surgery, and you have some of the other risk factors listed above.

Always talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about these conditions or if you think you have symptoms of blood clots.