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Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 

Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
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Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Author(s):

Paul D. Stein

, and Fadi Matta

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.161601_update_004

Update:

Management – enhanced discussion of approach to patients with isolated subsegmental PEs, also use of inferior vena cava filters. See Chapter 16.16.2 for updates on use of oral direct inhibitors of thrombin and factor Xa.

Updated on 29 Oct 2015. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 20 November 2017

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) is diagnosed in 1 to 2% of hospitalized patients, but is often silent and is found much more frequently at autopsy. Patients typically complain of pain and/or swelling of the leg, but often the diagnosis will be considered only when the physician detects unilateral leg swelling....

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