Essential Ultrasound for Venous Thrombosis

  • Federica MariniEmail author
  • Silvia Laviola
  • Paola Pieraccioni
  • Armando Sarti


Deep venous thrombosis is a common, serious, often under-recognized diagnosis in the critically ill patient. Its high association with pulmonary embolization necessitates both prompt diagnosis and constant surveillance.

The advantages of compression ultrasonography give a practical approach in performing this simple exam by critical care team.


Thrombosis Compression ultrasound Deep vein thrombosis Pulmonary embolism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Federica Marini
    • 1
    Email author
  • Silvia Laviola
    • 1
  • Paola Pieraccioni
    • 2
  • Armando Sarti
    • 3
  1. 1.Anesthesia and Intensive Care DepartmentSanta Maria Nuova Hospital, Azienda USL Toscana CentroFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareSanta Maria Nuova HospitalFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesia and Intensive CareSanta Maria Annunziata HospitalFlorenceItaly

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