Venous Thromboembolism Research Priorities

Published: July 08, 2020

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  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • The impact of the 2008 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism has been lower than expected given the public health impact of this disease.
  • This scientific statement highlights future research priorities in venous thromboembolism. Developed by experts, it is based on responses from a crowdsourcing activity across 16 scientific organizations who were asked to share their priorities for VTE research.