Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism

Aneel A. Ashrani, John A. Heit

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This chapter looks at the epidemiology or health-event patterns associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE). It explains that VTE, comprising deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a multifactorial disease, involving interactions between environmental exposures and genetic predispositions. It investigates the disease burden or incidence, outcomes, and risk factors of VTE in the community, the elderly population, and in individuals with advanced diseases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationVenous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease
Subtitle of host publicationA Clinical Guide
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780191730337
ISBN (Print)9780199232048
StatePublished - Dec 18 2008


  • DVT
  • Disease incidence
  • Epidemiology
  • Genetic predisposition
  • Multifactorial disease
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Risk factors
  • VTE

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Nursing


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