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World Thrombosis Day: what is the relationship between Covid-19, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism?

On World Thrombosis Day (October 13), GM Journal talks to Professor Beverley Hunt about deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. As well as explaining the clotting impact of Covid-19.

Blood clotting (or thrombosis) is a major lifesaving feature of our physiology, and at the same time life threatening; sticky blood caused by Covid-19 has highlighted the mostly unspoken ongoing impact of blood clots on worldwide health. GM Journal interviewed Prof Beverley Hunt, OBE – who is a Professor of Thrombosis and Haemostasis at King’s College London and is a co-founder and Medical Director of Thrombosis UK – about current issues, developments, and awareness campaigns that are central to this year’s World Thrombosis Day’s message. One in four people will die from a thrombosis (blood clot being the colloquial), while


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