Prospective evaluation of combined upper and lower extremity DVT.

@article{Hingorani2006ProspectiveEO,
  title={Prospective evaluation of combined upper and lower extremity DVT.},
  author={Anil P Hingorani and Enrico Ascher and Natalia Markevich and Richard W. Schutzer and Sreedhar Kallakuri and Manikyam Mutyala and Suresh Nahata and William Yorkovich and Theresa Jacob},
  journal={Vascular and endovascular surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={
          131-4
        }
}
The clinical importance of upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT) has been increasingly demonstrated in recent literature. Not only has the risk of pulmonary embolism from isolated upper extremity DVT been demonstrated, but a significant associated mortality has been encountered. Examination of this group of patients has demonstrated the existence of combined upper and lower extremity deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in some patients who exhibit an even higher associated mortality. As a… CONTINUE READING