Venous thromboembolism is common, occurring in about one to two per 1000 people each year. DVT is typically diagnosed using ultrasound. PE is usually diagnosed using a CT scan. Anticoagulant medications are the mainstay of treatment; most patients take anticoagulants for a minimum of 3 months. Several important measures can help prevent venous thromboembolism.
- deep vein thrombosis
- pulmonary embolism
- venous thromboembolism
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine