Venous thromboembolism in diabetic patients

Authors: Lucia Stančiaková 1;  Miroslava Dobrotová 1;  Pavol Hollý 1;  Tomáš Bolek 2;  Matej Samoš 2;  Peter Galajda 2;  Marián Mokáň 2;  Peter Kubisz 1;  Ján Staško 1
Authors‘ workplace: Národné centrum hemostázy a trombózy, KHaT JLF UK a UNM, Martin 1;  I. interná klinika JLF UK a UNM, Martin 2
Published in: Forum Diab 2021; 10(2): 98-102


Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) type 2. DM is one of the risk factors of the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). DM is well-known risk factor of ischemic heart disease associated with atherosclerosis, but its role in the etiopathogenesis of VTE has not been fully clarified. Many estimates from previous studies did not took into account potentially confounding effect of obesity. As the clinical manifestations and diagnostics of both clinical states are described elsewhere, in this article, we will focus predominantly on etiopathogenesis and prevention of this life-threatening complication of DM. Simultaneously, we add the chapter about VTE in DM and CoronaVirus Disease 19 (COVID-19).


diabetes mellitus – etiopathogenesis – Venous thromboembolism


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