Venous thromboembolism and women's health

@article{Speed2018VenousTA,
  title={Venous thromboembolism and women's health},
  author={Victoria Speed and Lara N. Roberts and Jignesh P. Patel and Roopen Arya},
  journal={British Journal of Haematology},
  year={2018},
  volume={183}
}
The prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) poses distinct gender‐specific challenges. Women of childbearing age are at an increased risk of VTE secondary to the transient risk factors of combined hormonal contraception (CHC) and pregnancy. Cancers specific to women are associated with a significant burden of VTE; whilst the incidence of VTE in localised breast cancer is 5 per 1000 person‐years, more cases are seen due to the prevalence of breast cancer. Treatment of VTE in… 

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