Advertisement
Advertisement

Indicator

Free Access

Pay per View

Partial Free Access

Contact Person

Dr. Elinor Switzer

Managing Editor

Phone: +49 (0)711 - 2 29 87 63
Fax: +49 (0)711 - 2 29 87 65
send an Email


Archive

Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism: A Community-based Study in Western France

Journal: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
ISSN: 0340-6245
Issue: 2000: 83/5 (May) pp.637-801
Pages: 657-660

Incidence of Venous Thromboembolism: A Community-based Study in Western France

Emmanuel Oger for the EPI-GETBO Study Group*
From the Department of Internal Medicine and Chest Diseases, Hôpital de la Cavale Blanche, Brest, France

Summary

The incidence of venous thromboembolism has been studied during one year in a defined population of 342,000 inhabitants. The overall incidence (95% confidence interval) of venous thromboembolism was found to be 1.83 per thousand per year (1.69 to 1.98). The incidences of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism were 1.24 per thousand per year (1.12 to 1.36) and 0.60 per thousand per year (0.52 to 0.69), respectively. The incidence of venous thromboembolism rose markedly with increasing age for both sexes; over the age of 75, the annual incidence reached 1 per 100. Sixty three percent of the patients were at home when venous thromboembolism occurred. Of these, sixteen percent had been previously hospitalised within three months. These results raise concerns on identification of medical patients at high risk and effective prophylaxis.