Diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Accurate diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) is required because treatment can be life-saving, while inappropriate anticoagulation exposes the mother and fetus to haemorrhage and other hazards. Clinicians must be aware of which patients are at risk because DVT is frequently asymptomatic. Clinical diagnosis is unreliable for… CONTINUE READING