VTE Risk Factors

In half of thrombosis cases cause remains unknown. However, there are several risk factors well defined by practice and medical science.

Although in half of the cases of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism physicians don’t know the reason for a blood clot or for its travel to the lungs, medical-scientific advances have made it possible to recognize risk factors that can trigger a venous thromboembolic disease.

The main causes predisposing a blood thrombosis inside the veins are as follows:



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.


The results obtained in these graphs come from a Database (RIETE) whose rights are duly protected by the Intellectual Property Laws in force.

Its use without the express consent of the holders of rights is strictly prohibited.

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October 2018



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