Published: 9 March 2020
Author(s): José Luis Alonso-Martínez, Francisco Javier Anniccherico-Sánchez, Miren Aránzazu Urbieta-Echezarreta
Issue: March 2020
Section: Letter to the Editor

It is estimated that about 10 million of cases per year of venous thromboembolism (VTE) occur worldwide with substantial morbidity and mortality [1]. VTE affects mainly the older population with rates three times higher in patients older than 70 years respect younger people, with a disproportionate increase in pulmonary embolism (PE) [2].

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