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  • VTE in Cardiology Cardiovascular disease predisposes patients to VTE. Patients with acute or chronic congestive heart failure (CHF) are a group at known, high risk of VTE...
  • VTE in Respiratory Diseases Patients with respiratory disease are a substantial group of hospitalized patients with an appreciable risk of VTE. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients have an approximately 3-fold increase in risk of VTE (odds ratio of 2.9) ...
  • VTE in Surgery Major surgery is one of the well-recognized risk factors for VTE. Surgery within the last 45–90 days confers a 4- to 22-fold increase in the risk of VTE...
  • VTE in Infectious Diseases Infectious diseases carry a risk of VTE development. These patients have approximately 3-fold increased risk of VTE (odds ratio for triggering VTE between 2.0 and 3.9)...
  • VTE in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Pregnancy is associated with approximately a 3- to 10-fold higher risk of VTE (OR of 11.4 for VTE events). Indeed, fatal thromboembolism continues to be a leading cause of maternal death...
  • VTE in Oncology Malignant disease is a well-known risk factor for VTE. Patients with confirmed malignancy are considered to have a 2- to 6-fold increase in risk of VTE, and malignancy-associated surgery increases this risk still further. In addition to being the most common complication of cancer, VTE is the second leading cause of death in cancer patients ...
  • VTE in General/Internal Medicine A key risk factor for VTE in this group is hospitalization and associated immobility. Acute medical illness, malignancy, cancer therapy, heart or respiratory failure, inflammatory bowel disease, myocardial infarction, stroke, nephrotic syndrome, infection, recent surgery or trauma, conditions involving paresis, neurologic disease, use of central venous catheter/transvenous pacemaker, and polycythaemia are all patient diseases and conditions which affect risk ...
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