Chapter 12. Deep Vein Thrombosis

  1. Brian H. Rowe MD, MSc, CCFP(EM), FCCP Professor Research Director
  1. Eddy S. Lang MDCM, CCFP(EM), CSPQ Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Attending Physician1,2 and
  2. Phil Wells MD, MSc, FRCPC Professor Chief Director of Clinical Research3,4

Published Online: 27 FEB 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch12

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine

How to Cite

Lang, E. S. and Wells, P. (2008) Deep Vein Thrombosis, in Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine (ed B. H. Rowe), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444303674.ch12

Editor Information

  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Family Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  2. 2

    Department of Emergency Medicine, SMBD Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

  3. 3

    Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

  4. 4

    The Ottawa Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 FEB 2009
  2. Published Print: 31 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405161435

Online ISBN: 9781444303674



  • deep vein thrombosis (DVT);
  • Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews;
  • Clinical decision rule (CDR) development - more advanced in realm of DVT;
  • Wells' prediction rule for deep venous thrombosis;
  • acquired risk factors for venous thromboembolism;
  • Health Technology Assessment (HTA) report;
  • Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Case scenario

  • Background

  • General search strategy

  • Clinical questions

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References