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- Does Thrombophilia Impact the Management of DVT? Mark Meissner, MD – Summary by Peggy Bush, APN ~ Third Venous Symposium, 2012Last Updated: 5/21/2012
Very low incidence of forming a clot
Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) is a multi-factorial disease
Thrombophilia present in up to 50% of cases of DVT, especially spontaneous
Attributable risk is small
Does not alter prognosis
Does not alter management
Not effective in identifying high population risks
Misleading & expensive
Current guidelines recommend a limited role for selective testing
Absence of identified defect does not equal absence of thrombophilia
Limited positive predictive value for recurrence
Patient’s history is the most important determinant of prognosis/ previous clot work them up
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