Which age groups have the highest prevalence of thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Padma Chitnavis, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Age may be a predisposing factor in SVT, DVT, or both. The average age of a European venous thromboembolism registry of more than 15,000 patients was 66.3 ±16.9 years. [92] Reportedly, elderly patients have an increased risk of DVT. [93, 94, 95] The major cause of this increased risk may be the relative pooling of blood in the soleal venous sinuses, which occurs as a result of decreased calf muscle pump infusion. [96]


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