Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common postsurgical complication, the incidence of which can be reduced with the use of various prophylactic measures. Proper use of these measures requires an understanding of each individual patient's risk of VTE. Risk assessment models have been developed to aid clinicians in quantifying the likelihood of an individual VTE formation. In this review, we discuss several models of risk assessment for general and vascular surgery patients with a focus on both sensitivity and prospective validation by external sources. In addition, strategies to improve proper implementation of prophylactic measures are highlighted.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2014|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine