Mayo Clin Proc 2021 Apr 8. Epub 2021 Apr 8.
Gonda Vascular Center, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN; Cardiovascular Department, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. Electronic address:
Objective: To compare outcomes among patients with calf deep vein thrombosis (DVT) stratified by management strategy because distal or calf DVT is said to have low rates of propagation, embolization, and recurrence and, as such, guideline recommendations include provisions for serial imaging without treatment.
Patients And Methods: Consecutive patients with ultrasound-confirmed acute DVT involving the calf veins (January 1, 2016, to August 1, 2018) were identified by scrutinizing the Gonda Vascular Center Ultrasound database. Patients were segregated into 2 categories depending on management strategy; anticoagulation vs serial surveillance ultrasound without anticoagulation. Read More