Published: 5 April 2023
Author(s): Xing Wang, Yuqi Chen, Dingke Wen, Chao You, Lu Ma
Issue: July 2023
Section: Original article

Patients hospitalized for acute medical illnesses such as stroke, infections, heart attack, and COVID-19 are at increased risk for venous thromboembolism [1–3]. The situation is even worse in patients hospitalized for stroke; researchers have reported that medical sequelae due to neurological impairment such as immobilization may triple the risk of venous thromboembolism [4,5]. Moreover, previous research has observed that the risk of venous thromboembolism in patients with acute medical illnesses persists even after their discharge from the hospital [6].


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