The diagnosis of symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis: guidance from the SSC of the ISTH.

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The diagnosis of symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis: guidance from the SSC of the ISTH.

J Thromb Haemost. 2013 May 18;

Authors: Ageno W, Squizzato A, Wells PS, Büller HR, Johnson G

Abstract
This document is intended to give clinical guidance for the diagnosis of symptomatic recurrent pulmonary embolism (PE) and/or deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We define recurrent PE and DVT as those events occurring after an initial course of adequate antithrombotic treatment for a first venous thromboembolic event (VTE) [1,2]. The issue of a correct diagnosis of recurrence is clinically relevant since many patients with a previous VTE will complain of signs or symptoms suggesting the possibility of a recurrent event. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

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