Friday, March 14, 2008

Celebrate DVT Awareness Month at Piedmont Hospital

Piedmont Hospital invites the community to its Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) Awareness Month event on Tuesday, March 18 from 6-7 p.m. at the Richard H. Auditorium, 77 Building, Piedmont Hospital, 1968 Peachtree Road, N.W., Atlanta, 30309. The event will include a discussion about the development, dangers, risk factors, and prevention of DVTs. Matthew Schreiber, M.D., chief hospitalist on medical staff at Piedmont Hospital, will explain what DVT is, what the symptoms are and what happens if it is not treated. William Jonas, M.D., hematologist and oncologist also on medical staff at Piedmont, will discuss how DVT is diagnosed and available treatment options.
Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein. According to the Vascular Disease Foundation approximately one-half of those with a DVT never have recognized symptoms. A majority of DVTs are not life threatening with prompt diagnosis and treatment.
The event is free and open to the general public. For more information, please call 1-866-900-4321 or visit
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