Risk factors and short-term mortality of venous thromboembolism diagnosed in the primary care setting in the United Kingdom.

@article{Huerta2007RiskFA,
  title={Risk factors and short-term mortality of venous thromboembolism diagnosed in the primary care setting in the United Kingdom.},
  author={Consuelo Huerta and Saga Johansson and M A Wallander and Luis Alberto Garc{\'i}a Rodr{\'i}guez},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2007},
  volume={167 9},
  pages={935-43}
}
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolism (VTE) manifesting as deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) remains a common vascular disease with high mortality and morbidity. Our aim was to study the clinical spectrum of VTE, assess its incidence in the general population, and evaluate potential risk factors. METHODS Prospective cohort study with nested case-control analysis using the General Practice Research Database (1994-2000). Venous thromboembolism was newly diagnosed in 6550… CONTINUE READING

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