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Table 4 Causes for admission and/or clinical risk conditions for VTE in medical patients †

From: Cross-sectional study of adherence to venous thromboembolism prophylaxis guidelines in hospitalized patients. The Trombo-Brit study

  Medical pts. (n/%) Adequate prophylaxis
Congestive heart failure 20 (9.1%) 16 (80%)
Non-respiratory infection 66 (30.1%) 48 (72.7%)
CVA (ischemic and hemorrhagic) 15 (6.8%) 10 (66.7%)
Acute respiratory failure (COPD exacerbation, pneumonia or other etiology) 64 (29.2%) 50 (78%)
Multiple Trauma 3 (1.37%) 1 (33%)
Acute inflammatory and/or rheumatologic condition. 12 (5.5%) 9 (75%)
AMI (including acute coronary syndromes) 11 (5%) 9 (81.8%)
Non-surgical cancer 61 (27.8%) 42 (68.8%)
TOTAL n: 219 154 (70.3%)
  1. † The sum of risk factors can surpass the total number of patients due to more than one risk factor present.
  2. VTE: venous thromboembolism, CVA: cerebrovascular accident, COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, AMI: acute myocardial infarction.