Deep Vein Thrombosis — Overview, Symptoms, Treatments, and Other Resources.
Information on Deep Venous Thrombosis from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deep venous thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot forms in a vein that is deep inside the body. Read more at Medline Plus, a service of the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.
Information on Deep Vein Thrombosis from the Mayo Clinic
MayoClinic.com deep vein thrombosis information. More information available MayoClinic.com.
Information on Deep Vein Thrombosis from Johns Hopkins University
A Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a blood clot that forms in the large veins of the arms or legs. These clots can ‘throw’ to the brain or heart, potentially causing a life threatening event like a stroke. More information provided at Johns Hopkins University.
Deep vein thrombosis: Essentials at Consumer Reports
What is it? What are the symptoms? How common is it? What will happen? Key points about treatments at Consumer Reports.
Deep Vein Thrombosis - Flash Presentation
The animation shows how a blood clot in a deep vein of the leg can break off, travel to the lungs, and block blood flow. Presented by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, NIH.
Thrombosis - Risk Assessment Questionnaire
Thrombosis Risk Factor Assessment in Surgical Patients is a quick and easy-to-use computerized tool that can assist you in determining an individual patient's risk of developing DVT. Provided by the Venous Resource Center.
Podcast: Deep Vein Thrombosis
The Vascular Disease Foundation is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to help reduce disability and death from vascular disease. Listen to multiple podcasts on deep vein thrombosis from the Vascular Disease Foundation.
Video: Deep Vein Thrombosis
Dr. Garth Graham, Director of the Office of Minority Health, talks about Deep Vein Thrombosis. See the video, provided by The Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Deep Venous Thrombosis: Recommendation Statement
Aims: To prevent pulmonary embolism and post-thrombotic syndrome; to suspect thrombosis in high risk patients and to carry out prophylaxis. See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.
Procedures for the outpatient management of patient with deep venous thrombosis: Recommendation Statement
Where local arrangements exist, in uncomplicated deep venous thrombosis (DVT), low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) is safe to administer on an outpatient basis. See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.
Venous thromboembolism: Recommendation Statement
Symptoms and signs alone are not adequately sensitive or specific for diagnosis or exclusion of venous thromboembolism (VTE), but clinical likelihood estimation based on symptoms and signs is a necessary step in the testing strategy. See National Guideline Clearinghouse major recommendations.
Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Research Article: Hormonal contraception and risk of venous thromboembolism: national follow-up study.
Objective: To assess the risk of venous thrombosis in current users of different types of hormonal contraception, focusing on regimen, oestrogen dose, type of progestogen, and route of administration. Full text available free through Pubmed.
Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Research Article: A randomized trial of rosuvastatin in the prevention of venous thromboembolism.
In this trial of apparently healthy persons, rosuvastatin significantly reduced the occurrence of symptomatic venous thromboembolism. Full text available free through Pubmed.
Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Research Article: Duration of anticoagulation therapy for venous thromboembolism.
Treatment of acute deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism-often denominated together as venous thromboembolism (VTE)- consists of parenteral administration of heparin (usually low-molecular-weight heparin or alternatively unfractionated heparin or fondaparinux) overlapped and followed by oral vitamin K antagonists that are administered for a certain period (usually 3 to 12 months). Full text available free through Pubmed.
Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinical Research Article: Recurrent venous thromboembolism after deep vein thrombosis: incidence and risk factors.
Background: The recurrence rate after deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is high and the risk factors for recurrent thromboembolic events have only been investigated on a small scale. Objectives: To estimate the cumulative incidence of recurrent venous thromboembolic events after a first or a second DVT and to identify possible risk factors for recurrent venous thromboembolism. Full text available free through Pubmed.
Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinical Research Article: Diagnosis and treatment of deep-vein thrombosis.
Deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common condition that can lead to complications such as postphlebitic syndrome, pulmonary embolism and death. The approach to the diagnosis of DVT has evolved over the years. Full text available free through Pubmed.
Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinical Research Article: Evaluation of D-Dimer in the Diagnosis of Suspected Deep-Vein Thrombosis
Deep-vein thrombosis can be ruled out in a patient who is judged clinically unlikely to have deep-vein thrombosis and who has a negative D-dimer test. Ultrasound testing can be safely omitted in such patients. Full text available free through the New England Journal of Medicine
Deep Vein Thrombosis Clinical Research Article: Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin versus a Coumarin for the Prevention of Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Cancer
In patients with cancer and acute venous thromboembolism, dalteparin was more effective than an oral anticoagulant in reducing the risk of recurrent thromboembolism without increasing the risk of bleeding. Full text available free through the New England Journal of Medicine.
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