Current Status of the Vascular Laboratory in the Diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis

AbuRahma, Ali F.; Osborne, Linda
October 1984
Angiology;Oct1984, Vol. 35 Issue 10, p659
Academic Journal
The frequency of venous disease probably surpasses that of heart disease and stroke. The fallibility of the clinical diagnosis of pulmonary embolism and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) approaches 50% error in both conditions. Because of the serious errors in omission and commission of the clinical diagnosis of venous thrombosis, a variety of noninvasive diagnostic techniques have been developed within the past decade. The purpose of this paper is to analyze these noninvasive venous modalities with more emphasis on what is available in our vascular lab at Charleston Area Medical Center - Charleston Division, West Virginia University Medical Center.


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