(HealthDay News) -- Blood clots can dissolve on their own, but don't always.
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The American Society of Hematology says roughly 900,000 people in the United States develop a DVT each year, resulting in 100,000 deaths.
The group says these factors raise a person's risk of developing a blood clot:
- Oral contraceptives.
- Certain surgeries.
- A family history of clots.
- Chronic inflammatory disease.
- High blood pressure.
- High cholesterol.
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