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DVT with or without pulmonary embolism

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    What is the relative incidence of pulmonary embolism versus deep vein thrombosis (DVT) with pulmonary embolism (PE)?

    Nicholson M, Chan N, Bhagirath V and Ginsberg J report on this in their manuscript published in the Journal Clinical medicine 2020; volume 9(8): 2467.  Prevention of venous thromboembolism in 2020 and beyond. 

    This is what they reported:

    about two-thirds of venous thromboembolism episodes manifest as DVT.

    one-third of venous thromboembolism episodes manifest as PE with or without DVT.

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common cause of vascular mortality worldwide and comprises deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE).