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Rochester, Minnesota 55905


To evaluate the trends in the incidence of venous thromboembolism, to determine the risk factors for venous thromboembolism in patients with medical and surgical illness, and to evaluate the efficacy of the anticoagulant therapy in reducing venous thromboembolism.

Study summary:

BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) occurs frequently among patients hospitalized for major surgery or hospitalized for a medical illness primarily due to prolonged duration of immobilization. However, many patients undergo major surgery without any occurrence of VTE. Standard prophylactic therapy after surgery is heparin, which reduces the risk of VTE. However, heparin is associated with bleeding complications. Thus, it would be desirable to identify patients at high risk for VTE who might benefit the most from heparin therapy. An important focus of the study is to look at genetic factors which might play an important role in VTE incidence. DESIGN NARRATIVE: The study is a population based, retrospective case and case-control investigation of the genetic and environmental determinants of venous thromboembolism in the Rochester Minnesota Olmsted County population. The first five years of the study had three specific aims. The first specific aim was to update the 1966-1995 inception cohort to include Olmsted County residents with VTE during the five year period, 1996-2000. The second aim was to extend the analysis of risk factors for VTE by identifying two Olmsted County residents (controls) without VTE matched by age and gender to each definite or probable case within the 1996-2000 cohort, and to obtain plasma and genomic DNA from all cases and controls and perform a case-control study. The third specific aim was to evaluate the efficacy of anticoagulant therapy to prevent VTE recurrence. The study was extended through March, 2009 to investigate trends in the incidence of venous thromboembolism, new risk factors including lipid-lowering, beta-blocker, and ACE-inhibitor therapies, and introduction of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) therapy.


No eligibility criteria



Primary Contact:

Principal Investigator
John Heit, MD
Mayo Clinic

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Location Contact:

Rochester, Minnesota 55905
United States

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Site Status: N/A

Data Source: ClinicalTrials.gov

Date Processed: October 09, 2019

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