Vascular disease patient information page: Venous Thromboembolism (deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism)

Natalie S. Evans, Elizabeth V. Ratchford

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-150
Number of pages3
JournalVascular Medicine (United Kingdom)
Volume19
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2014

Keywords

  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pulmonary embolism
  • venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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