Management of venous thromboembolic diseases and the role of thrombophilia testing: summary of NICE guidance

@article{Chong2012ManagementOV,
  title={Management of venous thromboembolic diseases and the role of thrombophilia testing: summary of NICE guidance},
  author={Lee Yee Chong and Elisabetta Fenu and Gerard P Stansby and Sarah Hodgkinson},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={344}
}
Venous thromboembolic diseases range from asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) to fatal pulmonary embolism. Non-fatal venous thromboembolic diseases may also cause serious long term conditions such as post-thrombotic syndrome or chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. In the United Kingdom, pathways to diagnosis and to decisions on long term treatment or further investigation for thrombophilia and cancer vary, so guidance is needed in these areas. This article summarises the most… Expand
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