Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism in Head Injured Patients

Kaufman, Howard H.; Satterwhite, Terry; McConnell, B.J.; Costin, Barbara; Borit, Adam; Gould, Lance; Pruessner, Janice; Bernstein, David; Gildenberg, Philip L.
October 1983
Angiology;Oct1983, Vol. 34 Issue 10, p627
Academic Journal
The article reports on deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in head injured patients. It is well known that DVT and secondary PE are relatively common and significant complications in hospitalized patients. There is every reason to believe that DVT and PE should be significant problems in head injured patients. These patients have many of the risk factors which predispose to DVT such as leg weakness, long operations, and prolonged immobilization. In addition, disseminated intravascular coagulation and fibrinolysis (DICF), which is known to predispose to DVT, has been shown to be common in these patients.


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