What is the incidence of thromboembolic disease in pregnancy?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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The incidence of thromboembolic disease in pregnancy has been reported to range from 1 case in 200 deliveries to 1 case in 1400 deliveries (see Epidemiology). Fatal events are rare, with 1-2 cases occurring per 100,000 pregnancies.


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