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

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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Thromboembolism has a significant impact on morbidity and mortality internationally. A multinational report of European Union countries estimated that the total number of symptomatic, nonfatal VTE events per annum was more than 465,000 cases of DVT and more than 295,000 cases of PE. The authors estimated more than 370,000 VTE-related deaths, of which 7% were diagnosed ante mortem and 34% were sudden fatal PE. [18]

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