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Upper Extremity DVT

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Jonathan D Grant, Scott M Stevens, Scott C Woller, Edward W Lee, Stephen T Kee, David M Liu, Derek G Lohan, C Gregory Elliott
Upper extremity deep-vein thrombosis (UEDVT) is common and can cause important complications, including pulmonary embolism and post-thrombotic syndrome. An increase in the use of central venous catheters, particularly peripherally inserted central catheters has been associated with an increasing rate of disease. Accurate diagnosis is essential to guide management, but there are limitations to the available evidence for available diagnostic tests. Anticoagulation is the mainstay of therapy, but interventional treatments may be considered in select situations...
December 2012: Thrombosis and Haemostasis
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