Published: 27 January 2024
Author(s): Arina ten Cate-Hoek, Hugo ten Cate
Issue: May 2024
Section: Commentary

Despite stress being an accepted cause of arterial thrombotic events (ATE) [1,2], for which underlying pathophysiological processes have also been identified, it has not yet been widely recognised as a risk factor for venous thrombosis [3]. Stress is a comprehensive concept and can take many forms, from physical trauma to severe or repetitive emotional stress. It is important to be mindful of this as doctors, and also to ask out the emotional stressors in the case of acute VTE.


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