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Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis

  • Afsha Aurshina
  • Anil Hingorani
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Abstract

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.

Keywords

Acute DVT Anticoagulation Deep vein thrombosis IVC filter 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Afsha Aurshina
    • 1
  • Anil Hingorani
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Vascular SurgeryVascular Institute of New YorkBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Division of Vascular ServicesNYU Langone Hospital-BrooklynBrooklynUSA

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