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Table 1 Risk factors for venous thromboembolism [13]

From: Prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism with low-molecular-weight heparins: Clinical implications of the recent European guidelines

• Immobility • Malignancy
• Trauma • History of VTE
• Surgery • Varicose veins
• Infection • Dehydration
• The postpartum period • Hormone therapy
• Advanced age • Cancer therapies
• Obesity • Thrombophilia
• Acute medical illness  
  1. VTE, venous thromboembolism