The utility of venous thromboembolism risk assessment models in general and vascular surgery

Hari R. Kumar, Ashley K. Vavra, Melina R. Kibbe*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-341
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
Volume2
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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