Clinical burden of venous thromboembolism.

@article{Ruppert2010ClinicalBO,
  title={Clinical burden of venous thromboembolism.},
  author={Andras Ruppert and Michael R. Lees and Thomas Steinle},
  journal={Current medical research and opinion},
  year={2010},
  volume={26 10},
  pages={
          2465-73
        }
}
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (PE), is a major cause of morbidity and mortality. VTE is a common disorder, with an estimated annual incidence of approximately 5-12 persons per 10,000. The prognosis for patients who develop VTE is exacerbated by the risk of recurrent VTE, post-thrombotic syndrome and chronic pulmonary hypertension as a long-term complication of PE. SCOPE To assess the clinical burden of VTE a literature… CONTINUE READING

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