How does age affect the risk for venous thromboembolism (VTE)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2020
  • Author: Vera A De Palo, MD, MBA, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

Age is a risk factor for thromboembolic disease, being greater in older patients than in younger ones. The risk doubles with each decade in persons older than 40 years.


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