Venous thromboembolism (VTE) encompasses two interrelated conditions that are on the same spectrum: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. VTE may remain unsuspected, signaling the varying severity of disease along the spectrum, which ranges from clinically unimportant to a massive embolism causing death. Although VTE is often a preventable disease, it is the third most common cause of death worldwide. VTE incidence varies by country, at higher rates of 1-2 per 1000 person-years in Western countries, but lower rates in Eastern countries. Fortunately, recent improvements in diagnostic and therapeutic management for patients with VTE have improved outcomes, making knowledge of the latest proven details critical.
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Cite this: Zab Mosenifar. Fast Five Quiz: Thromboembolism - Medscape - Oct 20, 2023.