Post-treatment residual thrombus increases the risk of recurrent deep vein thrombosis and mortality.

@article{Young2006PosttreatmentRT,
  title={Post-treatment residual thrombus increases the risk of recurrent deep vein thrombosis and mortality.},
  author={Laura K Young and Paul A Ockelford and David Milne and V Rolfe-Vyson and S Mckelvie and P Harper},
  journal={Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH},
  year={2006},
  volume={4 9},
  pages={1919-24}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent thromboembolic events after an initial deep vein thrombosis (DVT) are relatively frequent. Residual thrombus in the affected veins on ultrasound scan at the completion of anticoagulant therapy has been described as a recurrence risk factor, and may have utility in stratifying those patients at risk. OBJECTIVES The aims of the study were to correlate the risk of recurrence of DVT with the results of ultrasound at completion of oral anticoagulant therapy. A secondary aim… CONTINUE READING

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