Smoking, VTE Risk, & Surgery | News Brief

The risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) appears to be higher for current smokers when compared with never smokers among patients undergoing surgery in the 12 weeks after their procedure. The British research team also found that risk for VTE was significantly higher for heavier smokers than lighter smokers.

Abstract: Circulation, March 12, 2013 (online).

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