The Physicians and Practitioners at VIP would like to acknowledge March, National Deep Vein Thrombosis Awareness Month. This is a public health initiative aimed at raising awareness of this commonly occurring medical condition and its complications, the most serious of which is pulmonary embolism. During the month, VIP will highlight several venous disorders, complications and their potential treatments. The American Heart Association states that up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT, more commonly known as blood clots. Despite this, most Americans (up to 74 percent) have little or no awareness of DVT, according to a national survey sponsored by the American Public Health Association.