The Swiss Venous Thromboembolism Cohort 65+ (SWITCO65+)
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The purpose of this prospective multicenter cohort study is to examine long-term medical outcomes, quality of life, and medical resource utilization in elderly patients (>= 65 years) with acute venous thromboembolism (i.e., acute pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis)
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Ages Eligible for Study:
65 Years and older (Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Outpatients and inpatients with acute venous thromboembolism from 9 Swiss university and non-university hospitals
Objectively confirmed acute pulmonary embolism and/or deep vein thrombosis
Age >=65 years
Thrombosis at a different site than lower limb
Insufficient spoken language ability in German or French
Follow-up not possible (e.g., terminally ill patients)
Informed consent not possible (e.g., severe dementia)