Guidance for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism

  title={Guidance for the treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism},
  author={Michael B. Streiff and Giancarlo Agnelli and Jean M. Connors and Mark Andrew Crowther and Sabine Eichinger and Renato Lopes and Robert McBane and Stephan Moll and J. I. Ansell},
  journal={Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis},
This guidance document focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Efficient, cost effective diagnosis of VTE is facilitated by combining medical history and physical examination with pre-test probability models, D dimer testing and selective use of confirmatory imaging. Clinical prediction rules, biomarkers and imaging can be used to tailor therapy to disease severity. Anticoagulation options for acute VTE include unfractionated heparin, low molecular weight heparin… CONTINUE READING
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