How we diagnose and treat deep vein thrombosis.

@article{Hirsh2002HowWD,
  title={How we diagnose and treat deep vein thrombosis.},
  author={Jack Hirsh and Agnes Y. Y. Lee},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2002},
  volume={99 9},
  pages={
          3102-10
        }
}
Making a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) requires both clinical assessment and objective testing because the clinical features are nonspecific and investigations can be either falsely positive or negative. The initial step in the diagnostic process is to stratify patients into high-, intermediate-, or low-risk categories using a validated clinical model. When the clinical probability is intermediate or high and the venous ultrasound result is positive, acute symptomatic DVT is confirmed… CONTINUE READING

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