Venous thromboembolism

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)."

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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