VTE Risk Factors
The cause of thrombosis is unknown in half of all cases.
Although in half of the cases of thrombosis and pulmonary embolism we do not know why a blood clot formed or why it traveled to the lungs, we are now able to identify several risk factors that can trigger venous thromboembolic disease.
The main causes of thrombosis are:
- surgery or trauma
- prolonged rest (four days or more) in bed, inactivity (sitting a long time in a car or on a plane) or immobilization because of of a splint or a plaster on a limb
- pregnancy, postpartum and hormone therapy (estrogens)
- congenital predisposition to thrombosis (thrombophilia)
- extended trips
CALCULATE THE POSSIBILITY OF A VTE
Several factors may lead to the development of VTE. In this graph, connected in real time with the RIETE Registry, where you can consult the risk of suffering a thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism consistent with the main triggers
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