Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein.
When a thrombus occurs in the “deep veins” of the extremities or pelvis, it is called a d...
A low or intermediate pretest probability of PE/DVT (Wells) with a negative D-dimer effectively rules out PE/DVT.
A high pretest probab...
Factor Xa inhibitors or direct thrombin inhibitors (DTI) are considered treatment of choice 4[A]:
Do not require laboratory monitoring
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A DVT is associated with risk factors noted in Virchow triad of:
Venous stasis of an alteration in normal blood flow.
Vascular endothelial injury.
Essential workup incl...
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