Venous Thromboembolism

Prevention and Treatment

  • Kunio Shirato
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Epidemiology and Therapy of Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism

  3. Catheter Interventions and Surgical Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. Motomi Ando, Mitsuru Yamashita, Masato Sato, Ryo Hoshino
      Pages 47-54
    3. Lishan Aklog
      Pages 55-76
  4. Traveler’s Thrombosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. F. Lapostolle, J. Catineau, F. Adnet
      Pages 94-102
    3. Gianni Belcaro, Maria Rosaria Cesarone, Mark Dugall, Giulia Vinciguerra, Andrea Ledda, Bruno M. Errichi
      Pages 103-116
  5. Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Masato Sakon, Masataka Ikeda, Yasushi Hata, Rei Suzuki, Mitsugu Sekimoto, Morito Monden
      Pages 119-124
    3. Ajay K. Kakkar
      Pages 151-157
    4. Graham F. Pineo, Russell D. Hull
      Pages 158-182
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 183-185

About these proceedings


Pulmonary thromboembolism in Japan is currently associated with a high mortality rate and remains a concern for patients and medical staff alike. Moreover, as the mechanisms of the condition have been elucidated, it has become clear that much work needs to be done in the field to achieve acceptable results in this country. Thus, Japan has regularly played host to the International Symposium on Pulmonary Thromboembolism . At the most recent symposium, in Sendai, the epidemiology and the treatment of pulmonary thromboembolism, traveler's thrombosis, and the prevention of deep vein thromboembolism were discussed, particularly with reference to the differences between Japan and Western countries. The fruits of the collaboration between that assembly of international specialists can be found in this collection of work. It provides an in-depth look at the current concepts that guide the treatment and prevention of the disease, and at the problem areas that must be improved upon.


Atmen embolism mortality pulmonary embolism surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Kunio Shirato
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineTohoku University Graduate School of MedicineSendaiJapan

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