Chinese Medical Sciences Journal ›› 2013, Vol. 28 ›› Issue (1): 61-63.doi: 10.1016/S1001-9294(13)60022-X

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Pulmonary Embolism and Deep Vein Thrombosis in a Woman Taking Contraceptives and with Unhealthy Life Habit: a Case Report

Zhi Wang, and Jin Huang*   

  1. Department of Cardiology, Nanjing Chest Hospital, Nanjing 210029, China
  • Received:2012-03-20 Published:2013-03-26 Online:2013-03-26
  • About author:*Corresponding author Tel: 86-25-58619736, E-mail: huangjin6310@

ORAL contraceptives are widely used to prevent pregnancy. A number of studies have demonstrated the increased risk of venous throm- boembolism in women taking oral contraceptives. 1,2 Pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are two clinical presentations of venous thromboembolism which share the same predisposing factors. 3 This article described a female patient who taked oral contraceptives and had an unhealthy life habit developed PE and DVT.

Key words: contraceptives, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism

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