ASH VTE Guidelines: Diagnosis of Venous Thromboembolism
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.
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Access the full guidelines on the Blood Advances website:
A snapshot of these guidelines is also available as a PDF.
Guideline Implementation Tools and Resources
VTE Guidelines: What You Should Know
This one-page snapshot provides a high-level summary of the guidelines for efficient diagnostic strategies for evaluating patients with suspected VTE. A snapshot of the full VTE guidelines is also available for download.
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.
Help your colleagues diagnose, manage, and treat VTE with the following teaching slides designed for easy dissemination:
Listen to the podcast below to learn more about ASH's diagnosis guidelines.
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