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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a topic covered in the Pocket ICU Management.

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First Things First (assess & treat for the following)

  • Consider immediate parenteral anticoagulation if sign of massive DVT (upper leg, inguinal involvement).
    • Assess for contraindications to anticoagulation at the same time!
  • If venous thromboembolism (VTE) is present, then treatment is aimed as soon as possible at limiting propagation of thrombus and likelihood of pulmonary embolism.
  • If clinical likelihood of DVT is low (rather than moderate/high), then order confirmatory blood test.

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Last updated: April 26, 2010


"Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)." Pocket ICU Management, PocketMedicine.com, Inc, 2010. Anesthesia Central, anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534116/all/Deep_Vein_Thrombosis__DVT_.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534116/all/Deep_Vein_Thrombosis__DVT_. Accessed April 20, 2019.
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT). (2010). In Pocket ICU Management. Available from https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534116/all/Deep_Vein_Thrombosis__DVT_
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) [Internet]. In: Pocket ICU Management. PocketMedicine.com, Inc; 2010. [cited 2019 April 20]. Available from: https://anesth.unboundmedicine.com/anesthesia/view/Pocket-ICU-Management/534116/all/Deep_Vein_Thrombosis__DVT_.
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