Interactive Thrombosis Risk Decision Tree

Clinicians are challenged not only by the prevalence of thrombotic disease with its estimated annual incidence of one in 1,000 people, but by the broad range of disorders that can be responsible for it. To complicate diagnosis further, nearly 75% of outpatients presenting with signs and symptoms suggestive of deep vein thrombosis do not actually have the disease. Ultimately the prompt and accurate assessment of thrombotic risk requires a reliable diagnostic approach that is determined by considering various factors such as a patient’s medical history.1

This interactive training tool is designed to share best practices on how to perform and interpret thrombophilia tests that aid in better patient management.*

 

*Author:
Janet Cook
CLINICOMM
Pembroke Pines, FL

Consultants:
Dr. Richard Marlar Director, Routine and Special Coagulation Laboratories; Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center; Associate Professor, Departments of Pathology and Pediatrics, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Denver, CO

Dr. Thomas Kickler Director of Hematology & Coagulation Laboratory, Director of Platelet Immunology Johns Hopkins Hospital; Baltimore, MD


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1 Tovey C, Wyatt S. Diagnosis, investigation, and management of deep vein thrombosis. BMJ 2003; 326: 1180-4

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