The main risk factors that may promote the occurrence of deep vein thrombosis include:

  • Age (> 40 years)
  • Obesity (20% > BMI)
  • Recent surgery (particularly orthopedic surgery)
  • Oncological disease
  • Prolonged immobilization (longer than three days)
  • Long airplane or road travel (the economy class syndrome)
  • History of DVT or PE
  • Pregnancy
  • Use of certain drugs, such as oral contraceptives or antipsychotics
  • History of family thrombophilia

 

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