The Epidemiology of Venous Thromboembolism in the Community: Implications for Prevention and Management

  • John A Heit
  • Published 2006 in Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis


The epidemiology of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in the community has important implications for VTE prevention and management. This review describes the incidence, survival, recurrence, complications and risk factors for deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism occurring in the community. VTE incidence among whites of European origin exceeds 1 per 1000… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s11239-006-5572-y