Here is a quick mnemonic/memory aid “VTE FACTORS to remember about the Risk Factors For Venous Thromboembolism

V – Varicose veins
T – Trauma (recent surgery or injury)
E – Estrogen use (e.g., oral contraceptives)
F – Family history of VTE
A – Advanced age (especially >60 years)
C – Cancer (active or history of)
T – Travel (prolonged immobility)
O – Obesity
R – Rheumatologic diseases (e.g., lupus)
S – Smoking


⚡Mnemonic⚡: Risk Factors For Venous Thromboembolism

Dr. Arin Nandi

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