Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism in Africa: a systematic review

Volume: 15, Issue: 9, Pages: 1770 - 1781
Published: Sep 1, 2017
Abstract
Essentials•Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is among the three main causes of cardiovascular disease worldwide.•This review is the first to summarize the epidemiology of VTE in African populations.•The prevalence of VTE in Africa is high following surgery, in pregnancy and post‐partum.•At least one quarter of patients at risk of VTE in Africa are not receiving prophylaxis.SummaryBackgroundVenous thromboembolism (VTE) is among the three leading...
Paper Details
Title
Epidemiology of venous thromboembolism in Africa: a systematic review
Published Date
Sep 1, 2017
Volume
15
Issue
9
Pages
1770 - 1781
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