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Deep vein thrombosis: symptoms, causes and management

Deep vein thrombosis: symptoms, causes and management

From this pharmacy CPD module you will learn:

  • What deep vein thrombosis is and its risk factors, symptoms and diagnosis
  • How it is treated and the possible consequences and complications
  • Advice and support that pharmacists and their teams can give to patients about prevention and anticoagulant therapy

Download a printable PDF of this module – including the five-minute test – here.

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is when a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein and partially or completely obstructs blood flow. When a thrombus forms in a deep vein, it is known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is most common in the legs or pelvis; however, thrombosis may affect other sites, such as the upper limbs and the intracranial and splanchnic veins.(1)

DVT may be referred

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