Woman: Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism

Certain women are at a greater risk to suffer venous thromboembolic disease


Half of the people with a VTE are women

Venous thromboembolic disease affects both men and women equally. In addition, women with thrombosis or pulmonary embolism have the same causes, risk factors, treatment and prevention than men.The only difference is that throughout the life of a woman there are some specific moments in which the risk of developing a thrombosis or a pulmonary embolism are greater.

They are:


Warfarine is safe after first therapy with low molecular weight heparin in patients with cancer and thrombosis


Air pollution and pulmonary embolism


Being immobilized and at home involves a higher risk of pulmonary embolism


Do you have questions?

If there are any aspects of thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism that you are not sure about, you can contact us, and our specialists will answer you shortly. This cannot replace the visit to your doctor

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