Focus of Research: Platelets and Angiogenesis
Harvard Medical School
This article gives a general overview of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Pathophysiology, presentation, diagnosis, and initial management of VTE are briefly reviewed. More difficult management problems are reviewed in greater depth, including duration of anticoagulation, treatment of superficial venous thrombosis, and controversies surrounding bridging therapy, with a brief review of currently available new oral anticoagulants.
Hematol Oncol Clin North Am. 2012 Apr;26(2):345-67, ix.