Prevention And Management Of Venous Thromboembolism

Prevention And Management Of Venous Thromboembolism

Vish Bhattacharya, Gerard Stansby, Patrick Kesteven


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Venous thrombosis occurs in all healthcare settings and all specialties in nursing and medicine. It causes more deaths every year than MRSA or road accidents and is not just a topic for experts and specialists. In spite of this, there is a lack of easily accessible information for non-experts on venous thromboembolism (VTE), and consequently the condition is often treated poorly and preventive measures are often used inconsistently.

Prevention and Management of Venous Thromboembolism takes the first step towards rectifying this dearth of information. It bring together a unique group of vascular surgeons, haematologists and other experts who help shape the management of VTE and is aimed at both the multi-disciplinary teams involved in the day-to-day care of patients with VTE, and allied health professionals and healthcare commissioners. The book's approach is broad and comprehensive and there are separate sections dealing with prevention, diagnosis and treatment. This is an expert-level book accessible to non-experts.

  • Epidemiology of Venous Thrombosis
  • Risk Assessment for Venous Thromboembolism
  • Primary Prophylaxis of Venous Thromboembolism for Hospital Inpatients
  • Diagnosing Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Anticoagulants: The Old and the New
  • Endovascular and Surgical Management of Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters
  • Haematological Disorders Predisposing to Thrombosis
  • Venous Thromboembolism and Malignancy
  • Diagnosis of Pulmonary Embolism
  • The Management of Pulmonary Embolism
  • The Diagnosis and Management of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome
  • Management of Upper Limb Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • Venous Thromboembolism in Primary Care
  • Venous Thromboembolism in Children
  • Setting Up and Running VTE Exemplar Centres

Readership: Vascular surgeons, haematologists, cardiologists and graduate students in these fields.
Key Features:
  • Unique group authors bringing together vascular surgeons and haematologists
  • Update on the very current issue of venous thromboembolism
  • Prominent authors who help shape the management of venous thrombosis