Less than 20% of people know that blood clots in the legs or lungs are the third most common cause of cardiovascular deaths, according to Barry Jacobson from the University of the Witwatersrand’s Thrombosis and Haemostasis Research Unit.“Most people only know about heart attacks and strokes … but too few people know about the third killer,” he said.October 13 is World Thrombosis Day.

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