Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: The Oft-forgotten Cousin of Venous Thromboembolic Disease.

@article{Margey2011UpperED,
  title={Upper Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis: The Oft-forgotten Cousin of Venous Thromboembolic Disease.},
  author={Ronan J. P. Margey and Robert M. Schainfeld},
  journal={Current treatment options in cardiovascular medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={146-58}
}
OPINION STATEMENT Upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT) accounts for between 4% and 10% of all deep venous thromboses, and may be due to primary or secondary causes. The incidence of UEDVT is increasing, partly due to the exponential growth in the use of central venous catheters and the increasing placement of permanent cardiac pacemaker or defibrillator devices. UEDVT not only compromises future vascular access but results in significant morbidity and mortality, with symptomatic… CONTINUE READING

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