Med Clin North Am. 2023 Sep;107(5):883-894. doi: 10.1016/j.mcna.2023.05.001. Epub 2023 Jun 26.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that approximately 900,000 patients are diagnosed with venous thromboembolism (VTE) annually in the United States leading to approximately 548,000 hospitalizations and 100,000 deaths. Approximately 274 people die daily in the United States from VTE. The numbers are staggering with 1 person dying every 5 minutes! There are more deaths annually in the United States from VTE than breast cancer (41,000), AIDS (16,000), and motor vehicle accidents (32,000) combined! VTE is recognized as a leading cause of preventable hospital deaths and a leading cause of maternal deaths.