[Deep vein thrombosis: epidemiology, risk factors and natural history]

Praxis (Bern 1994). 2006 Mar 22;95(12):455-9. doi: 10.1024/0369-8394.95.12.455.
[Article in French]

Abstract

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are major sources of morbidity and mortality. In young individuals the incidence of DVT is of 1/100,000 people; at middle age it is approximately 1/1000, which is also the overall incidence; thereafter, it increases steeply and in old age approaches 1%/year. DVT is a multifactorial disease involving a variety of risk factors, many of which are common. It is nowadays accepted that the interaction of multiple risk factors over time determines the risk of thrombosis.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • African Americans
  • Age Factors
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
  • Asians
  • Female
  • Hispanic or Latino
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mutation
  • Neoplasms / complications
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prospective Studies
  • Racial Groups
  • Recurrence
  • Risk Factors
  • Seasons
  • Sex Factors
  • Smoking / adverse effects
  • Time Factors
  • Venous Thrombosis* / diagnosis
  • Venous Thrombosis* / drug therapy
  • Venous Thrombosis* / epidemiology
  • Venous Thrombosis* / genetics
  • Whites

Substances

  • Anticoagulants