Current management of venous thromboembolism in Japan: Current epidemiology and advances in anticoagulant therapy.

@article{Nakamura2015CurrentMO,
  title={Current management of venous thromboembolism in Japan: Current epidemiology and advances in anticoagulant therapy.},
  author={Mashio Nakamura and Norikazu Yamada and Masaaki Ito},
  journal={Journal of cardiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={66 6},
  pages={
          451-9
        }
}
Venous thromboembolism (VTE), manifesting as either deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, is common worldwide including in Japan. The number of patients clinically diagnosed with VTE is increasing with the majority of cases occurring out-of-hospital and of milder severity. Cancer is the largest risk factor for VTE and VTE in cancer patients confers an increased 1-year mortality rate. However, the majority of VTE cases are considered "idiopathic" or "unprovoked." The limited efficacies of… CONTINUE READING

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