Venous Thromboembolic Disease



Venous disease is unique, encompassing a spectrum between thromboembolic phenomena and venous insufficiency. Correct therapeutic choices for patients with VTE can result in improved mortality rates and reduced long-term morbidity. While anticoagulation, thrombolysis, and catheter-based treatments are extensively used and often supported by high-quality data, there are still many areas of uncertainty such as patient selection for invasive treatment, improving patient compliance with anticoagulation and compression stockings, prevention of PTS, and prediction of recurrence. Venous insufficiency, on the other hand, is seldom fatal, but often detrimental to patients’ quality of life. Conservative, catheter-based, and surgical treatments are available; however, there is still much to be known, including mechanism of disease and patient selection for catheter-based interventions.


Pulmonary Embolism Right Ventricular Superior Vena Cava Varicose Vein Inferior Vena Cava Filter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of CardiologyMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA
  2. 2.Section of Vascular Medicine, Department of MedicineMassachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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