Deep Vein Thrombosis And Pulmonary Embolism


  • S.M. A. Babar


Deep Vein Thrombosis And Pulmonary Embolism


Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and its sequelae Pulmonary Embolism (PE), are very important disorders which ought to be prevented actively by recognizing a high risk category of patients, which should receive prophylactic treatment. There are many diagnostic inadequacies with these disorders and such serious limitations often encourage empirical therapies especially if the patients are asymptomatic. Major general Surgery, prolonged immobility, hip arthroplasties etc. are associated with a high incidence of DVTs, as observed by the screening’ 2 1-Fibrinogen uptake test and by the more specific investigations such as Venography, Pulmonary Angiography and the Lung scan. Various protocols of treatment are now popular with varied claims of success.