What are the racial predilections of 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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The incidence of thromboembolism is higher in African Americans than it is in whites, whereas Asians have a lower incidence than do African Americans and whites. PE occurs more frequently in males than in females.


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