Articles in "Deep vein thrombosis"

An Update on the Treatment of Venous Thromboembolic Disease

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Every four years the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) disseminates a new set of guidelines on the evaluation and management of venous thromboembolic disease (VTE).

Catheter-directed thrombolysis for DVT potentially has equivalent mortality rates when compared with systemic anticoagulation alone.

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

Previous trials have shown that catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for proximal deep vein thrombosis has a lower rate of post-thrombotic syndrome compared with systemic anticoagulation alone. However, a new retrospective cohort study shows that the mortality rates are equivalent and the rates of transfusion, IVC filter placement, PE, and intracranial hemorrhage are all significantly higher for CDT.