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Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism 

Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism
Deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

Paul D. Stein

, and Fadi Matta



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.

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date: 19 September 2021

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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