Factor V Leiden and the Risk for Thromboembolism: Is Anticoagulation the Answer?

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Abstract

Synopsis:

Hazards ratios for venous thromboembolism in heterozygotes and homozygotes for factor V Leiden in a random sample of the adult Danish population as compared to noncarriers for the mutation are increased but lower than those observed in other case-control studies.

Source:

Juul K et al. Factor V Leiden and the risk of thromboembolism in the adult Danish population. Ann Intern Med. 2004:140:330-337.

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