The Postthrombotic Syndrome: Best Practice Guidelines


The Postthrombotic Syndrome: Evidence-Based Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment Strategies

  • a frequent, chronic complication of deep venous thrombosis (DVT - blood clots in ≥1 deep veins, usually of the lower or upper extremities)
  • occurs in a limb previously affected by DVT - DVT affects 1 to 3 of 1000 people in the general population annually.
  • the most common long-term complication of DVT - 20% to 50% of patients with DVT develop PTS sequelae
  • includes a spectrum of symptoms that vary from patient to patient.

    Read the full article in Circulation


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