Flashcards in Deep vein thrombosis questions from OME Deck (5):
What is the definition of a proximal DVT?
A thrombus in the popliteal, superficial femoral, deep femoral, common femoral or external iliac vein
What is Virchow's Triad?
Blood stasis, procoagulent tendency, and endothelial injury.
- Each of these can lead to thrombosis.
Give 4 transient risk factors for DVT
- Acute infectious or inflammatory illness
Is treatment indicated for a below-knee DVT?
- It is not known whether a below-knee DVT confers increased risk of PE; it is certainly a common incidental finding in otherwise well individuals.
- If local symptoms are thought to be due to the DVT, offer treatment. If not, consider repeat scanning in one week to see if the clot has extended proximally.