Risk Factors of Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT) | PreventDVT.org
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Risk Factors of Deep-Vein Thrombosis

Who is at risk?*

DVT can occur in almost anyone. Only about half of all patients with DVT have symptoms.5 However, certain individuals may be at increased risk for developing a DVT. Risk factors include but are not limited to:6

  • Surgery
  • Restricted Mobility
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cancer
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Infectious Disease
  • Age > 40
  • Overweight/Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Prior or family history of venous thromboembolism (VTE)

*This is a partial list of risk factors.

Coalition's Informational Brochure Click here to read and share the Coalition’s informational brochure on the signs, symptoms and risk factors associated with DVT/PE.
Risk Assessment Form Click here to complete a DVT Risk Assessment.

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Key DVT Statistics

Did you know that up to 2 million Americans are affected annually by DVT?