Management of venous thromboembolism: A clinical practice guideline from the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians

Vincenza Snow*, Amir Qaseem, Patricia Barry, E. Rodney Hornbake, Jonathan E. Rodnick, Timothy Tobolic, Belinda Ireland, Jodi Segal, Eric Bass, Kevin B. Weiss, Lee Green, Douglas K. Owens, Mark Aronson, Donald E. Casey, J. Thomas Cross, Nancy C. Dolan, Nick Fitterman, Paul Shekelle, Katherine D. Sherif, Eric M. WallKevin A. Peterson, James M. Gill, Robert C. Marshall, Kenneth G. Schellhase, Steven W. Strode, Kurtis S. Elward, James W. Mold, Jonathan L. Temte, Frederick M. Chen, Thomas F. Koinis, Donya A. Powers, Karl M. Kochendorfer, Peter John Oppelt, Herbert F. Young, Bellinda K. Schoof

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Abstract

Venous thromboembolism is a common condition affecting 7.1 persons per 10,000 person-years among community residents. Incidence rates for venous thromboembolism are higher in men, African-Americans, and increase substantially with age. It is critical to treat deep venous thrombosis at an early stage to avoid development of further complications, such as pulmonary embolism or recurrent deep venous thrombosis. The target audience for this guideline is all clinicians caring for patients who have been given a diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. The target patient population is patients receiving a diagnosis of pulmonary embolism or lower-extremity deep venous thrombosis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-80
Number of pages7
JournalAnnals of family medicine
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2007

Keywords

  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Practice guidelines
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Recommendations
  • Thromboembolism, venous

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Family Practice

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