Increased Incidence of Deep Vein Thrombosis after Myocardial Infarction in Non-smokersBr Med J 1974; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5925.232 (Published 27 July 1974) Cite this as: Br Med J 1974;3:232
- Peter Marks,
- Peter A. Emerson
Out of 102 patients with cardiac infarction admitted to the coronary care unit at this hospital and not treated with anticoagulants 30 (29%) developed isotopic evidence of deep vein thrombosis. Of the 65 smokers only 7 (11%) developed a deep vein thrombosis, whereas of the 37 non-smokers 23 (62%) developed a deep vein thrombosis. This difference is highly significant (P < 0·00001).