Blood coagulation in patients with chronic heart failure: evidence for hypercoagulable state and potential for pharmacological intervention.

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Incidence data on thromboembolism in patients with heart failure (which may include stroke, peripheral embolism, pulmonary embolism) are limited but provide a general population range from 1-5 cases per 1000 each year, increasing with age to more than 30 cases per 1000 each year among people aged 75 years or older. However, the incidence of thromboembolism… (More)

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