Chapter 9. Deep Vein Thrombosis

  1. Errol R. Norwitz MD, PhD Professor Director1,
  2. Michael A. Belfort MD, PhD Professor Director2,3,
  3. George R. Saade MD Professor4 and
  4. Hugh Miller MD5

Published Online: 6 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch9

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence

How to Cite

Norwitz, E. R., Belfort, M. A., Saade, G. R. and Miller, H. (2010) Deep Vein Thrombosis, in Obstetric Clinical Algorithms: Management and Evidence, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444314489.ch9

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT, USA

  2. 2

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

  3. 3

    Perinatal Research and Fetal Therapy Program, HCA Healthcare, Nashville, TN, USA

  4. 4

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA

  5. 5

    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 6 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 23 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181112

Online ISBN: 9781444314489

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Keywords:

  • deep vein thrombosis (DVT) - diagnosis;
  • venous thromboembolic events (VTE) - DVT and pulmonary embolism (PE);
  • DVT symptoms - pain, swelling, redness in calf or thigh;
  • risk factors for VTE - inherited thrombophilia, acquired thrombophilia, advanced age;
  • diagnosis of DVT - laboratory tests unhelpful in confirmation;
  • diagnosis of DVT - venous ultrasonography, B-mode or Doppler duplex;
  • venous ultrasonography - excluding proximal lower extremity DVT;
  • venography - invasive procedure for diagnosis of DVT;
  • DVT in pregnancy - preventing propagation of thrombus and PE