Prevalence of risk factors for venous thromboembolism in the Italian population: Results of a cross-sectional study from the Master Registry

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

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Abstract

The prevalence of major risk factors for VTE may differ according to age, gender and clinical presentation. We tested this hypothesis in a large Italian VTE population. MASTER is a multicenter registry aimed to prospectively collect information on a large cohort of patients with acute VTE. The presence of major risk factors was captured by an electronic data network in consecutive patients with objectively confirmed acute VTE. We enrolled 2,119 patients (49.8% men) of whom 424 (20%) 80 years. The prevalence of known risk factors in the four age groups is 63.9, 52.6, 54.6, and 58.3%, respectively (p = 0.002). Immobilization and severe medical disorders are more commonly associated with VTE in patients >80 years, trauma is significantly more common in patients

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)575-580
Number of pages6
JournalInternal and Emergency Medicine
Volume8
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2013

Keywords

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Risk factors
  • Unprovoked venous thrombosis
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

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