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Deep Venous Thrombosis–Pulmonary Embolism

  • Paul Ellis Marik
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Abstract

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are in reality one and the same disease, known as thromboembolic disease, as a large proportion of patients with DVT have “asymptomatic” PE and about 40% of patients with PE have “asymptomatic DVT.” Critically ill ICU patients have many of the risk factors which increase the risk of DVT, including the following:

Keywords

Deep Venous Thrombosis Unfractionated Heparin Pharmacological Prophylaxis Deep Venous Thrombosis Prophylaxis Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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