Provoked VTE

VTE which occurred in the presence of an antecedent (within 3 months) and transient major clinical risk factor for VTE (for example surgery, trauma, significant immobility and pregnancy or puerperium). The GDG also considered VTE that occurred in association with hormonal therapy (oral contraceptive or hormone replacement therapy) to be provoked as it has been shown that these patients are at a lower risk of recurrence16.See also ‘unprovoked VTE