Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which includes acute pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is responsible for 250,000 annual hospitalizations in the United States and is a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Advancing age is the strongest risk factor for VTE prevalence. Acute PE is the most serious clinical presentation of VTE.
KeywordsVenous thromboembolism Acute pulmonary embolism Deep vein thrombosis Risk stratification Thrombolysis Anticoagulation
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