Pulmonary embolism (PE) is one of the most difficult to diagnose and potentially fatal disorders in medicine.  Because of this, CT pulmonary angiograms (CTPA) are over utilized so as to not miss this potentially fatal problem.  There are three ways…
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The new direct target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs; dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban) have been compared with vitamin K antagonists (VKAs; warfarin and similar agents) for acute venous thromboembolism (VTE) in six recent phase III clinical trials encompassing more than 27,000…
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Outpatient treatment of acute DVT is as safe as inpatient treatment in patient’s with an adequate home situation. Cohort study of 13,500 patients diagnosed with an acute lower extremity DVT and treated with either low molecular weight heparin or fondaparinux.…
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Frequently the combination of a serum D-dimer level and compression ultrasound testing can differentiate between a residual venous clot and an acute recurrent DVT.  However, sometimes the results are equivocal and in these situations an MRI direct thrombus imaging can…
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