Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Overview

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a disease that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). It is a common, lethal disorder that affects hospitalized and nonhospitalized patients, recurs frequently, is often overlooked, and results in long-term complications including chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTPH) and the post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS).

Venous thromboembolism results from a combination of hereditary and acquired risk factors, also known as throm-bophilia or hypercoagulable states.