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Venous thromboembolism mortality rate

Venous thromboembolism causes an estimated 300,000 deaths each year.

Heit, JA, AT Cohen, and FA Anderson Jr.; for the VTE Impact Assessment Group. Estimated Annual Number of Incident and Recurrent, Non-Fatal and Fatal Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Events in the U.S. Blood. 2005; 106(11): abstract #910:267a. http://abstracts.hematologylibrary.org/cgi/content/abstract/106/11/910?maxtoshow=&hits=10&RESULTFORMAT=&fulltext=Estimated+Annual+Number+of+Incident+and+Recurrent%2C+Non-Fatal+and+Fatal+Venous+Th&searchid=1&FIRSTINDEX=0&sortspec=relevance&resourcetype=HWC

Reference

Title
Estimated Annual Number of Incident and Recurrent, Non-Fatal and Fatal Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Events in the U.S.
Publication
Blood
Publication Date
2005
Authors
Heit, JA, AT Cohen, and FA Anderson Jr.; for the VTE Impact Assessment Group
Volume & Issue
Volume 106, Issue 11
Pages
abstract #910:267a
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Human Burden

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