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The purpose of the study is to evaluate patients with inferior vena cava (IVC)thrombosis in terms of etiology, clinical course and prognosis during long-term follow-up. Patients with isolated lower extremity DVT, matched for age and gender, serve as controls.
All Patients are assessed using a standardized questionnaire and details concerning VTE risk factors, concomitant disease, medical conditions, diagnosis and therapy of IVC thrombosis were registered. A blood sample is taken to test for inherited and acquired thrombophilia. In addition, duplex ultrasound examination and digital photoplethysmograph are performed to assess postthrombotic syndrome.
Observational Model: Case Control, Time Perspective: Prospective
Inferior Vena Cava Thrombosis
Division of Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, J.W.Goethe University Hospital Frankfurt
Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Hospitals
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:32:20-0400
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