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Canadian Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Priority Setting Partnership (PSP)



1. What is VTE?

Venous thromboembolism (or VTE), also known as venous blood clots is a serious medical condition that can affect  people of all ages and gender.


2. The main types of venous blood clots are:

  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), a blood clot in a deep vein, usually the leg
  • Pulmonary Embolism (PE), a blood clot that has travelled to the lung vessels


3. What is the VTE Priority Setting Partnership (PSP)?

The VTE PSP is an initiative of the Canadian Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Trials and Outcomes Research (CanVECTOR) network in partnership with the James Lind Alliance.

The goal of the VTE PSP is to engage with patients, caregivers and clinicians to identify uncertainties about the prevention, diagnosis, management and long term impact of VTE and its associated treatments on patients, caregivers, and their families. These uncertainties will be used to guide future research.