Notably, the of pregnant and postpartum women hospitalized with CVT dropped sharply over the study period. Cerebral venous thrombosis CVT has not only become more common in recent years but also changed in demographics, researchers found.
Age and sex distribution of incident cases in the two states is very similar to that of the entire U. Additionally, the proportion of women ages years among CVT hospitalizations remained unchanged over time, while older women and men of all ages ed for an increasing of cases. Advances in CVT detection aside, another explanation for the increased incidence could be changes in the prevalence of CVT risk factors.
They acknowledged several limitations of the study, including its reliance on hospital databases that would have missed asymptomatic or mild cases of CVT. Nicole Lou is a reporter for Med Today, where she covers cardiology news and other developments in medicine. The estimated 57, CVT admissions in the U. CVT admissions ed for a rising proportion of stroke admissions in particular from 0. Prevalence of obesity, a possible emerging risk factor for CVT when combined with oral contraceptive usagealso more than doubled in CVT hospitalizations over time," Otite's group reported.
Disclosures Otite had no disclosures. The study findings confirm the rising CVT incidence ly reported in Australia and the Netherlands. Their retrospective cohort study identified 5, new cases of CVT in Florida and New York from toaccording to those state inpatient databases.
Otite and colleagues also found more CVT cases in Black people compared with other racial and ethnic groups.