[PDF] Current diagnosis of venous thromboembolism in primary care: a Clinical Practice guideline from the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American College of Physicians

Source:
American College of Physicians
Publisher:
American Academy of Family Physicians;American College of Physicians
Publication date:
01 February 2007

Abstract

This US guideline summarizes the current approaches for the diagnosis of venous thromboembolism. The importance of early diagnosis to prevent mortality and morbidity associated with venous thromboembolism cannot be overstressed. This field is highly dynamic, however, and new evidence is emerging periodically that may change the recommendations. The purpose of this guideline is to present recommendations based on current evidence to clinicians to aid in the diagnosis of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Publisher's Note: Guideline reaffirmed December 2014.