What is the annual incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the US?

Updated: Nov 05, 2020
  • Author: Vera A De Palo, MD, MBA, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS, FAOA, FABOS, FAAOS  more...
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that over a 3-year period (2007-2009), there was an estimated annual average of 547,596 hospitalizations in which VTE was diagnosed, for patients aged 18 years or older. [16, 17]

Over the same period, for the same age group, an estimated average of 348,558 hospitalizations in which DVT was diagnosed occurred annually, and an estimated average of 277,549 hospitalizations in which PE was diagnosed occurred annually. Among these patients, an estimated average of 78,511 hospitalizations in which both DVT and PE were diagnosed occurred annually.

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