A provoked DVT or PE occurs in a patient with an acute or transient (resolves after the event) risk factor for VTE (eg major surgery, cancer), while an unprovoked event can occur in patients with no major risk factors. PE has a higher risk of mortality than DVT.1,4
VTE risk factors
Examples of acute risk factors of a VTE event include:1,2
- Surgery: Risk factors for VTE after surgery include basal risk factors (eg older age, male sex), comorbid conditions (eg...