The postthrombotic syndrome: Evidence-based prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies: A scientific statement from the American heart association

Susan R. Kahn, Anthony J. Comerota, Mary Cushman, Natalie S. Evans, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Neil A. Goldenberg, Deepak K. Gupta, Paolo Prandoni, Suresh Vedantham, M. Eileen Walsh, Jeffrey I. Weitz

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Abstract

PTS is a frequent, chronic, burdensome, and costly complication of DVT. This scientific statement has evaluated the body of literature on the pathophysiology, epidemiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of PTS to make evidence-based recommendations to guide clinicians and other healthcare professionals. It is acknowledged that the body of evidence to guide management of PTS is incomplete and that therefore many recommendations rely on lower levels of evidence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1636-1661
Number of pages26
JournalCirculation
Volume130
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • AHA Scientific Statements
  • Mechanical thrombolysis
  • Postphlebitic syndrome
  • Postthrombotic syndrome
  • Thrombolytic therapy
  • Thrombosis
  • Venous insufficiency
  • Venous thrombosis

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    Kahn, S. R., Comerota, A. J., Cushman, M., Evans, N. S., Ginsberg, J. S., Goldenberg, N. A., Gupta, D. K., Prandoni, P., Vedantham, S., Walsh, M. E., & Weitz, J. I. (2014). The postthrombotic syndrome: Evidence-based prevention, diagnosis, and treatment strategies: A scientific statement from the American heart association. Circulation, 130(18), 1636-1661. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIR.0000000000000130