Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially life-threatening diagnosis commonly encountered in the primary care setting. Primary care doctors play an important role in timely diagnosis and evidence-based treatment decisions. The Thrombosis and Haemostasis Society of Australia and New Zealand guidelines on management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) provide succinct, evidence-based guidance on diagnosing and managing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The diagnosis of VTE rests on radiological findings. Duration of anticoagulation is determined by risk of progression and recurrence and must be weighed against bleeding risk.
Modern Medicine – Issue 2 2020