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The signs and symptoms of VTE

Patients with VTE often present initially in primary care. Many of the signs and symptoms, as shown in the figure below, are non-specific and may vary from patient to patient.1,2 As VTE can cause serious long-term consequences and may be fatal if they lead to a PE,3 you should have a high index of suspicion for VTE when encountering any of these signs or symptoms. Further investigations are needed to rule out or diagnose suspected DVT.4 Complex or emergency cases, including patients with suspected PE, should be referred urgently.5,6

CDiagnosing-VT [References for image: 1. Moll S Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2008;28: 373–379. 2. Taylor Thompson B et al. Available at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pulmonary-embolism-beyond-the-basics. 5. NICE. CKS. Deep vein thrombosis. Accessed August 2019. Available at: https://cks.nice.org.uk/deep-vein-thrombosis. 7. Pai M et al. Available at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt-beyond-the-basics. 8. Sekhri V et al. Arch Med Sci 2012; 8: 957-969]




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

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Abbreviations

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

References
  1. Moll S. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 2008;28: 373–379.
  2. Thompson B et al. Available at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/pulmonary-embolism-beyond-the-basics.
  3. NICE. Venous thromboembolic diseases: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing (CG144). November 2015. Available at: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg144. Accessed August 2019.
  4. NICE. Diagnosing venous thromboembolism in primary, secondary and tertiary care (NICE Pathways). 2018. Available at: https://pathways.nice.org.uk/pathways/venous-thromboembolism/diagnosing-venous-thromboembolism-in-primary-secondary-and-tertiary-care. Accessed August 2019.
  5. NICE. CKS. Deep vein thrombosis. Available at: https://cks.nice.org.uk/deep-vein-thrombosis. Accessed August 2019.
  6. NICE. CKS. Pulmonary embolism. Available at: https://cks.nice.org.uk/pulmonary-embolism. Accessed August 2019.
  7. Pai M et al. Available at: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/deep-vein-thrombosis-dvt-beyond-the-basics.
  8. Sekhri V et al. Arch Med Sci 2012; 8: 957-969.

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