Silver Book Fact

VTE incidence, 2003

Venous thromboembolism occurs for the first time in around 100 per 100,000 people each year.

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
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Cost of Disease
  • Prevalence & Incidence

Related Facts

  • Incidence of venous thromboembolism increases with age
    Incidence of venous thromboembolism increases significantly with age—from less than 5 cases per 100,000 people ages 15 and younger, to around 500 cases per 100,000 people ages 80 and older.  
  • The average cost per cardiovascular hospitalization in 2005 was around 41% higher than the average cost for all stays.  
  • Every year, around 795,000 Americans have a stroke—around 610,000 are first time strokes and 185,000 are recurrent attacks.  
  • “…CVD has held the rank of number-one killer in the United States every year since 1900 (except for 1918, thanks to pandemic flu) and now hold the title ‘world’s greatest…  
  • 1/2 of those who survive a heart attack are readmitted to the hospital within 1 year of the event.