What is Venous thromboembolism?
Venous thromboembolism meaning A condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). Nearly two thirds of VTE events result from hospitalization. Risk factors include infection, age >75, cancer, and a history of VTE. See also "Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)" and "Pulmonary embolism (PE)."