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VTE

Abbreviation for:
venous thromboembolism 
ventricular tachycardic event

thromboembolism

(throm?bo-em'bo-lizm) [ thrombo- + embolism]
The blocking of a blood vessel by a clot (or part of a clot) that has broken off from the place where it formed and traveled to another location. Synonym: embolic thrombosis

venous thromboembolism

Abbreviation: VTE
A blood clot that forms in a vein and migrates to another location. Typically the clot is a deep venous thrombosis that becomes a pulmonary embolism; it often has serious health consequences.

venous thromboembolism

Abbreviation: VTE
A blood clot that forms in a vein and migrates to another location. Typically the clot is a deep venous thrombosis that becomes a pulmonary embolism; it often has serious health consequences.
See also: thromboembolism
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The VTE risk stratification and management guidelines help providers determine if prophylaxis is necessary, and, if so, whether chemoprophylaxis or mechanical prophylaxis is indicated.
Health care professionals are advised to consider these risks when scheduling patients for spinal procedures, as patients may be at a higher risk of developing VTE. Factors that can increase the risk of developing epidural or spinal hematomas in these patients include: use of indwelling epidural catheters, use of other drugs that affect hemostasis at the same time when using Fragmin, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), platelet inhibitors and other anticoagulants; history of traumatic or repeated epidural or spinal punctures; and a history of spinal deformity or surgery.
Men with newly diagnosed AF had a 7.2-fold increased risk of VTE in the first 30 days, reflecting a rate of 40.1 percent per 1000 person-years compared to a 5.
Of these 53 patients, 34 (19% of total patients) were also at risk of VTE (Caprini score [greater than or equal to] 2), necessitating mechanical prophylaxis.
Although randomized trials have not compared VTE risk with oral versus transdermal estrogen, prior observational studies have consistently suggested that transdermal estrogen does not elevate VTE risk; this is consistent with the results from this large UK study.
Another study that examined the VTE risk for the patients at the surgical clinics in Turkey showed that 62.1% of these patients have a high VTE risk.10 The risk of developing VTE is very high for patients who undergo surgical operation, but only a limited number of the studies examine postoperative VTE incidence in Turkey.
The coauthors observed several challenges in comparing their study to previous analyses on recurrent risk, noting that the definition of provoked VTE "varies throughout the literature" and that the majority of VTE studies "provide cumulative incidence proportions and not the actual rates." They also stated that indefinite or extended therapy for all VTE patients comes with its own potential complications.
VTE can interrupt cancer treatment, which could have a negative impact on patient outcomes.
People, whose bloods have a thicker consistency than usual, due to the fact that too many blood cells are produced by bone marrow, tend to suffer from VTE.
Materials and methods: A local audit was carried out using a tool which was designed to measure clinical practice against national standards for VTE prevention.
A prospective multicenter epidemiological study has shown that the prevalence of VTE in hospitalized elderly patients of internal medicine departments was 9.7%, morbidity of VTE in respiratory failure patients and in patients receiving mechanical ventilation was 16.4% and 23.5%, respectively, followed by acute cerebral infarction (15.6%) and acute infectious diseases (14.3%).
Data from a Phase III study has revealed that Bayer and Janseen's Xarelto was more effective than aspirin at preventing recurring venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients, the PharmaTimes reported on Monday.