Chapter 7. Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis

  1. Mark A. Crowther MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor Division Director2,3,
  2. Jeff Ginsberg MD, FRCPC Professor4,
  3. Holger J. Schünemann MD, PhD, MSc, FACP, FCCP Professor5,6,
  4. Ralph M. Meyer MD, FRCPC Director Professor7,8 and
  5. Richard Lottenberg MD, FACP Professor9
  1. Lori-Ann Linkins MD, MSc, FRCPC

Published Online: 4 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch7

Evidence-Based Hematology

Evidence-Based Hematology

How to Cite

Linkins, L.-A. (2008) Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis, in Evidence-Based Hematology (eds M. A. Crowther, J. Ginsberg, H. J. Schünemann, R. M. Meyer and R. Lottenberg), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444300857.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Division of Hematology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  2. 3

    St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

  3. 4

    Department of Medicine, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  4. 5

    CLARITY Research Group, Department of Epidemiology, Italian National Cancer Institute Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

  5. 6

    McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada

  6. 7

    National Cancer Institute of Canada, Clinical Trials Group, Edith Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  7. 8

    Departments of Oncology and Medicine, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

  8. 9

    Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine, Gainesville, Florida, USA

Author Information

  1. Henderson Research Centre, Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 JUN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405157476

Online ISBN: 9781444300857



  • Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosis;
  • hemostasis and thrombosis;
  • first acute deep vein thrombosis;
  • contrast venography and magnetic resonance venography;
  • clinical pretest probability used in diagnosing DVT;
  • D-dimer assays in diagnosing DVT;
  • diagnosis of recurrent DVT;
  • diagnosis of DVT during pregnancy;
  • serial compression ultrasonography - first-line diagnostic test for DVT during pregnancy


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Diagnosis of first acute deep vein thrombosis

  • Diagnosis of Recurrent DVT

  • Diagnosis of DVT during pregnancy

  • The Future

  • References