Venous Thromboembolism in Children

Neil A. Goldenberg, Timothy J. Bernard

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Abstract

With improved pediatric survival from serious underlying illnesses, greater use of invasive vascular procedures and devices, and a growing awareness that vascular events occur among the young, venous thromboembolism (VTE) increasingly is recognized as a critical pediatric concern. This review provides background on etiology and epidemiology in this disorder, followed by an indepth discussion of approaches to the clinical characterization, diagnostic evaluation, and management of pediatric VTE. Prognostic indicators and long-term outcomes are considered, with emphasis on available evidence underlying current knowledge and key questions for further investigation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)151-166
Number of pages16
JournalHematology/Oncology Clinics of North America
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2010

Keywords

  • Anticoagulation
  • Children
  • Post-thrombotic syndrome
  • Thromboembolism
  • Venous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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