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What is Post thrombotic Syndrome ?
Wednesday, November 28, 2012


Post hrombotic syndrome (PTS) is characterized by edema, venous ectasia, hyperpigmentation, varicose veins, venous ulceration, and pain with calf compression after deep venous thrombosis (DVT).


According to Kahn and colleagues, "preventing DVT recurrence by providing adequate intensity and duration of anticoagulation for the initial DVT and using effective thromboprophylaxis in high-risk settings is likely to reduce the frequency of PTS. Despite some advances in identifying risk factors for PTS, however, it is still not possible to reliably predict an individual patient's risk of developing PTS after an episode of DVT". These conclusions were published in Current Opinions in Pulmonary Medicine 2006, 12: pages 299-303.


Dr. Karamanoukian has written a book called 'Post Thrombotic Syndrome and Deep Vein Thrombosis'. It is available on Amazon Kindle and Nook e books.

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