Posted by: audreybenenati | May 10, 2010

Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism

Anders G. Holst MD*, Gorm Jensen MD, DMSc, and Eva Prescott MD, DMSc

Background—Studies have suggested a link between risk factors for atherosclerotic disease and venous thromboembolism (VTE), but results are heterogeneous. We sought to identify risk factors for VTE with a focus on risk factors for atherosclerotic disease….

Conclusions—Obesity and smoking were both found to be important risk factors for VTE whereas total/high-density lipoprotein/low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, triglyceride levels, and diabetes mellitus were not.

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