American Society of Hematology

ASH VTE Guidelines: Diagnosis

Accurate diagnosis of VTE is important due to the morbidity and mortality associated with missed diagnoses and the potential side effects, patient inconvenience, and resource implications of anticoagulant treatment given for VTE. These guidelines are intended to support patients, clinicians, and health care professionals in VTE diagnosis. Diagnostic strategies were evaluated for pulmonary embolism (PE), deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the lower and upper extremity, and recurrent VTE.

This guideline is endorsed by:

  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • American College of Radiology (ACR)

Access the full guidelines on the Blood Advances website:

American Society of Hematology 2018 guidelines for management of venous thromboembolism: diagnosis of venous thromboembolism

A snapshot of these guidelines is also available as a PDF.

Available Guidelines:

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  • Treatment
  • Cancer
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Guideline Implementation Tools and Resources

ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App

The ASH Clinical Practice Guidelines App provides easy access to every recommendation from all guidelines published by ASH, including rationale for each recommendation, benefits and harms associated with each recommended course of action, and links to the complete evidence-to-decision tables used to develop the recommendations. This app is also available via web interface.

Teaching Slides

Help your colleagues diagnose, manage, and treat VTE with the following teaching slides designed for easy dissemination:

  • Teaching slides on diagnosis of venous thromboembolism
    Powerpoint | PDF

Podcast

Listen to the podcast below to learn more about ASH's diagnosis guidelines.

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