Woman and VTE

Being a woman carries some risks associated with venous thromboembolic diseases, such as oral contraceptives, pregnancy, the puerperium and menopause


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:



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