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Managing VTE

This page addresses your role in the initial management of patients with suspected VTE, including:

  • Being aware of the signs and symptoms of VTE
  • Urgently referring patients with suspected PE
  • Investigating suspected DVT
  • Initiating anticoagulation in patients with DVT as appropriate
  • Providing patient information and support

Below, Dr Nigel Rowell provides insight into the role of GPs in the management of VTE. He explains how DVT or PE may present in clinical practice, and the steps towards diagnosing DVT including the two-level DVT Wells score and ultrasound and D-dimer tests.

In Managing VTE: The signs and symptoms of VTE | How do I diagnose DVT? | Managing DVT | What information and support can I give to my patients?

Click here to view ELIQUIS (apixaban) prescribing and adverse event reporting information.


DVT = Deep Vein Thrombosis PE = Pulmonary Embolism VTE = Venous Thromboembolism

Job code: 432UK1900506-01
Date of preparation: September 2019

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