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Disease Information : DVT : Risk Factors

DVT : Risk Factors

Risk Factors for Deep Vein Thrombosis

DVT occurs in about one million Americans each year and affects both men and women, all ethnic groups, and all social levels. It is seen most often in adults over the age of 40, and more frequently in elderly patients, but can occur at any age. Women in the later stages of pregnancy or around the time of delivery are at increased risk. As noted previously, other conditions may increase one’s risk, and individuals who smoke and who do not exercise are at increased risk.

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Deep Vein Thrombosis section was last modified: March 26, 2010 - 11:53 am