Narrative Review on Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism and Public Awareness in India


  • Pritha Sarkar Amity College of Nursing, Amity University, 122413 Haryana, India
  • Sunita Srivastava Amity College of Nursing, Amity University, 122413 Haryana, India
  • Jayanta Das AMRI Hospitals, Saltlake, Kolkata 700098, India
  • Anil Kumar School of Legal Studies, Central University of Kashmir, Tulmulla, Jammu and Kashmir 191131, India



Information regarding public knowledge about thrombosis in a broad sense and specifically venous thromboembolism (VTE) is not widely available. This review aims at understanding the true picture of venous thromboembolism prevalence among the Indian population over the last two decades. Although a majority of research studies had identified the occurrence of venous thromboembolism among Orthopaedic patients, it was not a rarity in neurosurgery, urology, burns, gynaecology, and critical care patients. The history of long travelling /flying had also proved a significant causative factor. Healthcare professionals should be alert to this hospital never event and follow best practice treatment algorithms based on international guidelines. Public awareness through social media should also be created to understand venous thromboembolism which can be fatal at times.


Deep Vein Thrombosis, Pulmonary Embolism, Public Awareness, Prevalence, Venous Thromboembolism


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Sarkar, P. ., Srivastava, S. ., Das, J., & Kumar, A. . (2023). Narrative Review on Prevalence of Venous Thromboembolism and Public Awareness in India. The Malaysian Journal of Nursing (MJN), 15(1), 173-186.