The post‐thrombotic syndrome: progress and pitfalls

@article{Kahn2006ThePS,
  title={The post‐thrombotic syndrome: progress and pitfalls},
  author={S. Kahn},
  journal={British Journal of Haematology},
  year={2006},
  volume={134}
}
  • S. Kahn
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • British Journal of Haematology
The post‐thrombotic syndrome (PTS) develops in up to one half of patients after symptomatic deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and is the most common complication of DVT. Typical features of PTS include chronic pain, swelling, heaviness, oedema and skin changes in the affected limb. In severe cases, venous ulcers may develop. The frequency of PTS is likely to be reduced by preventing DVT with the use of effective thromboprophylaxis in high‐risk patients and settings and by minimising the risk of… Expand
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