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The Post-thrombotic Syndrome: Pathophysiology, Clinical Features, and Management

  • Subramoniam Vaidyanathan
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Abstract

Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a late sequelae of acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT). It is also known as secondary chronic venous insufficiency (CVI). Considered as an opprobrium of surgery, an aura of therapeutic nihilism surrounds this condition. Patients and physicians believe that no effective therapy exists for this disease. However, significant progress has been achieved in the management of this condition during the last two decades.

Keywords

Deep Vein Thrombosis Vein Wall Chronic Venous Insufficiency Recurrent Thrombosis Compression Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.General SurgeryAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Amrita LaneKochiIndia

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