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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) outcomes

Of the more than 200,000 new cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) that occur each year, 30% die within 30 days, 20% suffer a sudden death from pulmonary embolism, and around 30% of survivors develop recurrent VTE within 10 years.

Heit J. Venous Thromboembolism Epidemiology: Implications for prevention and management. Semin Thomb Hemost. 2002; 28(Supp 2): 3-13. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12073175

Reference

Title
Venous Thromboembolism Epidemiology: Implications for prevention and management
Publication
Semin Thomb Hemost
Publication Date
2002
Authors
Heit J
Volume & Issue
Volume 28, Issue Supp 2
Pages
3-13
URL
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  • Human Burden

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