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Annual venous thromboembolism events

More than 900,000 incident or recurrent, fatal and nonfatal, venous thromboembolism events occur each year.

Heit J, Cohen A, Anderson Jr. F. 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 J, Cohen A, Anderson Jr. F
Volume & Issue
Volume 106, Issue 11
Pages
abstract #910:267a
URL
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Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

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