The management of thromboembolic disorders may be complicated by many factors, which need to be taken into consideration in both the prevention and treatment of VTE.

Non-modifiable factors that affect thrombosis management include the patient’s age, gender and prior medical conditions, such as previous history of DVT. Other factors include co-morbid medical conditions, such as cancer or heart disease, surgical treatment (irrespective of the type of surgery), immobility and pregnancy.

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