DVT Symptom, DVT Treatment, Symptom of Deep Vein Thrombosis
The most common type of VTE is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), occurring in veins deep within the muscles of the leg and pelvis. Some of the recognised factors that increase the risk of DVT include major surgery (such as hip or knee replacement), cancer, inherited abnormalities in the blood-borne proteins involved in coagulation, and hospitalisation for a major medical illness.156
Clinical symptoms of DVT can be associated with other conditions.144, 373 For that reason, objective diagnostic tests may be required for diagnosis.
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The goals of treatment for established DVT are symptom relief, prevention of PE, and prevention of DVT recurrence.156 Acute treatment of DVT with thrombolytic therapy should be reserved for patients with limb-threatening thrombosis and a low risk of bleeding.156
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Clinical symptoms of deep vein thrombosis include swelling, pain, and discolouration of the affected extremity. Physical examination may reveal calf tenderness, unilateral oedema, warmth, skin discolouration, and superficial venous dilation.129, 374 However, many of these signs and symptoms can occur in other conditions and therefore have a low predictive value for diagnosing DVT.150
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See also: Knee Replacement Surgery
See also: Hip Fracture