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