The American College of Phlebology (ACP - a prestigous group designated to venous diseases) has announced that the month of March be deemed DVT awareness month. DVT stands for deep venous thrombosis and means a blood clot. Each year, DVTs affect up to 600,000 people in America causing 60,000 - 100,000 yearly deaths due to complications. Dr. Sarat K. Dash is a surgeon specialized in treating venous diseases also called a vein care practitioner, and he is qualified to assess patients for their risk of DVTs and other venous diseases and also capable of treating them. The ACP has developed a social media campaign that is aimed at alerting the general public and practitioners about the risks of DVTs and other venous disorders including varicose veins, superficial thrombosis, and venous reflux. The ACP's campaign will use videos, articles, and self-assessment tools to encourage awareness and resources. For more information and to follow the ACP's campaign use the hashtag "#HealthyVeins."
The ACP social media pages can be accessed from the links below:
- Facebook - www.facebook.com/ACPHealthyVeins/
- Twitter - twitter.com/healthyveins
- Online Vein Self-Assessment - www.phlebology.org/veinassessment