Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis
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Acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a common complaint encountered in the emergency room. A thorough history is necessary to identify the risk factor associated with thrombus formation. Duplex ultrasound remains the best initial test to confirm the presence of thrombus. Treatment using anticoagulation, thrombolytics, and thrombectomy is decided based on the location of thrombus, patient comorbidities, and further risk of developing complications.
KeywordsAcute DVT Anticoagulation Deep vein thrombosis IVC filter
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