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Saturday, September 19, 2009
African Americans are at a significantly higher risk of developing blood clots
African Americans have a significantly higher risk of developing potentially deadly Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism (PE) compared with other ethnic populations in the United States. Approximately 350,000 to 600,000 Americans suffer from DVT and PE each year, and at least 100,000 deaths may be directly or indirectly related to these diseases. African Americans have a remarkable 30% higher risk of DVT and PE than the white population.