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UPMC Forum to Highlight New Treatments for Deep Vein Thrombosis

WHAT:  Rabih Chaer, M.D., and Geetha Jeyabalan, M.D., will host a community education program focusing on the signs, symptoms and treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or blood clots in deep veins of the leg.  

WHO: Open to the public

WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, March 10, 2012

WHERE: UPMC Shadyside Cancer Pavilion, Herberman Conference Center, Room 202-A, 5150 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15232

WHY: Deep vein thrombosis affects over 600,000 people each year, making DVT the 3rd most prevalent cardiovascular disorder. Left untreated, DVT can lead to various life-limiting conditions including pulmonary embolism or post-thrombotic syndrome.

Note to media: To cover the event, contact Jennifer C. Yates at 412-647-9966 or YatesJC@upmc.edu.

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