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Symptomatic venous thromboembolism outcomes

Around one-third of patients with symptomatic venous thromboembolism manifest pulmonary embolism. Two-thirds manifest deep vein thrombosis alone. Death occurs within 1 month of diagnosis in approximately 6% of deep vein thrombosis cases and 12% of pulmonary embolism cases.

White R. The Epidemiology of Venous Thromboembolism. Circ. 2003; 107(23 Supp 1): I4-8. http://circ.ahajournals.org/cgi/content/full/circulationaha;107/23_suppl_1/I-4

Reference

Title
The Epidemiology of Venous Thromboembolism
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2003
Authors
White R
Volume & Issue
Volume 107, Issue 23 Supp 1
Pages
I4-8
URL
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  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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