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VTE - High Risk Populations

These patients are at increased risk for blood clots, DVT and PE

 
Cancer
  • 4- to 6-fold increased risk vs. non-cancer patients, regardless of cancer status
  • 3-fold increased risk for recurrence of VTE vs. non-cancer patients
 
Kidney dysfunction
  • 2-fold increased risk for VTE
  • Increased risk of recurrent VTE
 
Older Age
  • Over age 60, particularly if mobility is poor
  • Increased mortality rate from DVT or PE
 
Overweight (BMI >30 kg/m2)
  • 2-fold increased risk for VTE
 
Pregnancy
  • 4- to 5-fold increased risk
  • Postpartum risk increases to 20-fold
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