Venous thromboembolism: A clinician update.
Vasc Med. 2019 Apr;24(2):122-131
Authors: Serhal M, Barnes GD
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common vascular condition. New medications are available to prevent hospital-associated VTE. Strategies are being studied to increase appropriate diagnostic testing utilization. Management of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) has evolved with the advent of new anticoagulant options and catheter-directed intervention. In light of this, providers are commonly challenged with the decision regarding inpatient versus outpatient management. Which patients require long-term (> 3 months) anticoagulation is challenging and multiple clinical prediction models may be used to help determine the risk-benefit ratio in each patient. The management of VTE is an ongoing area of research and is rapidly evolving.
PMID: 30950331 [PubMed - in process]