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Venous Thromboembolism: Deep Venous Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism

  • Arya F. Derakhshani
  • Amish Patel
  • Akhilesh SistaEmail author


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most life-threatening cardiovascular disease in the USA, affecting a significant number of people each year. The treatment of VTE, encompassing deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), includes both medical and interventional therapies. The severity of the disease varies, with some patients requiring only outpatient medical management, while others may experience significant lifelong morbidity, limb loss, or death. This chapter discusses the pathophysiology of VTE and its historical origins and treatments. Clinical manifestations, diagnostic and treatment methods, and procedural techniques are reviewed.


Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) Pulmonary embolism (PE) Venous thromboembolism (VTE) Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Anticoagulation Venous Phlegmasia Thrombus Lysis Thrombolysis Pulmonary artery 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Arya F. Derakhshani
    • 1
  • Amish Patel
    • 2
  • Akhilesh Sista
    • 2
    Email author
  1. 1.Department of RadiologyNYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Radiology/Vascular and Interventional RadiologyNYU Langone Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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