Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT)
Clinical Signs for DVT
- exam may be unreliable but positive findings should not be ignored
- calf tenderness, swelling, fever, & increased pulse rate may be present
- suggestive exam features for pulmonary embolism
- sudden decrease in O2 saturation
- tachypnea, cyanosis, and hypoxia
- pulmonary consolidation, pleural effusion, wheeze, and cor pulmonale
- new onset tachydysrhythmia (usually atrial fibrillation)
- Risk Reduction
- NICE recommends rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) to prevent blood clots in people who have had a heart attack - NICE 3/25/15
- Bayer Discloses Encouraging Data on Anticoagulant Xarelto
- Bayer happy with Rivaroxaban (Xarelto®) trial results
- New oral anticoagulants in the treatment of acute venous thromboembolism - a systematic review with indirect comparisons.
- Length of stay and economic consequences with rivaroxaban vs enoxaparin/vitamin K antagonist in patients with DVT and PE: findings from the North American EINSTEIN clinical trial program.
- Rivaroxaban for the treatment of venous thromboembolism. A "real-life" perspective in 103 patients
- Treatment of patients with acute deep vein thrombosis and/or pulmonary embolism: efficacy and safety of non-VKA oral anticoagulants in selected populations.
- Images in Clinical Medicine. Phlegmasia Cerulea Dolens.
- Clinical problem-solving. A sinister development--a 35-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 2-day history of progressive swelling and pain in her left leg, without antecedent trauma.
Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.
Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Thursday, September 10, 2015 7:11 am