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Table 1 Characteristics of patients diagnosed with a venous thromboembolic event (VTEE) or atrial fibrillation (AF), Venezuela, 2000-2005

From: Characteristics of patients with venous thromboembolism and atrial fibrillation in Venezuela

Characteristic VTEE (n = 401) AF (n = 996)
Age (years), mean (range) 60.1 (22-103) 70.7 (18-101)
Sex, N (%)   
   Male 168 (42%) 577 (58%)
   Female 230 (58%) 410 (42%)
No. VTEE/AF Events, 2000- 2005, N (%)   
   1 354 (88%) 798 (80%)
   2 37 (9%) 146 (15%)
   3 8 (2%) 35 (3%)
   4+ 2 (<1%) 17 (2%)
Hospital Admission Source, N (%)   
   Emergency room 356 (89%) 865 (87%)
   Routine admission/outpatient 27 (7%) 76 (8%)
   Transfer 16 (4%) 51 (5%)
   Unknown 2 (<1%) 4 (<1%)
Days of Hospital Stay, mean (range) 5.4 (1-75) 4.5 (1-49)
Comorbidities, N (%)   
   Hypertension 105 (26%) 540 (54%)
   Heart failure 13 (3%) 225 (23%)
   Diabetes 46 (12%) 122 (12%)
   Congestive heart failure 12 (3%) 134 (14%)
   Cancer 33 (8%) 35 (4%)
   Coronary artery disease 4 (1%) 47 (5%)
   Prior myocardial infarction 2 (<1%) 45 (5%)
   Prior transient ischemic attack 2 (<1%) 37 (4%)
   Prior stroke 4 (1%) 29 (3%)
   Prior bleeding event 0 2 (<1%)