Clinical characteristics and management of cancer-associated acute venous thromboembolism: Findings from the MASTER Registry

Davide Imberti, Giancarlo Agnelli, Walter Ageno, Marco Moia, Gualtiero Palareti, Riccardo Pistelli, Romina Rossi, Melina Verso

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Abstract

Background: Clinical characteristics and management of acute deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism (PE) have been reported to be different in patients with and without cancer. The aim of this paper was to provide information on clinical characteristics and management of acute venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer by means of a large prospective registry. Design and Methods: MASTER is a multicenter registry of consecutively recruited patients with symptomatic, objectively confirmed, acute venous thromboembolism. Information about clinical characteristics and management was collected by an electronic data network at the time of the index event. Results: A total of 2119 patients were enrolled, of whom 424 (20%) had cancer. The incidence of bilateral lower limb deep vein thrombosis was significantly higher in patients with cancer than in patients without cancer (8.5% versus 4.6%; p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)273-278
Number of pages6
JournalHaematologica
Volume93
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2008

Keywords

  • Cancer
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Venous thrombosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology

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