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Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced DiseaseA clinical guide$
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Simon I R Noble, Miriam J Johnson, and Agnes Y Y Lee

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199232048

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232048.001.0001

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Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism

Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism

(p.9) Chapter 2 Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism
Venous Thromboembolism in Advanced Disease

Aneel A. Ashrani

John A. Heit

Oxford University Press

This chapter looks at the epidemiology or health-event patterns associated with venous thromboembolism (VTE). It explains that VTE, comprising deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a multifactorial disease, involving interactions between environmental exposures and genetic predispositions. It investigates the disease burden or incidence, outcomes, and risk factors of VTE in the community, the elderly population, and in individuals with advanced diseases.

Keywords:   VTE, epidemiology, DVT, pulmonary embolism, multifactorial disease, genetic predisposition, disease incidence, risk factors

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