ACCP Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of DVT/PE/VTE, 9th edition (Review) - PulmCCM
Mar 012012
American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP)’s Guidelines for Diagnosis & Management of DVT / PE, 9th Ed.

The ACCP‘s new 9th edition of their authoritative clinical practice guidelines for prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE, DVT, PE) were published in February 2012. PulmCCM is not affiliated with ACCP; the commentary here is only appropriate for use as a reference by those who have already read and are familiar with the full recommendations in the original document, which is linked below.

Diagnosis of DVT of the Lower Extremity

Initial Treatment of Acute DVT of the Leg 

Treatment of Acute DVT of the Arm

Preventing DVT-PE in hospitalized nonsurgical patients

How to start & manage warfarin (Coumadin) for acute DVT/PE

Managing anticoagulation in the perioperative period

Treating acute pulmonary embolism with anticoagulation 

Thrombolytics for acute PE

Inferior vena cava filters to prevent PE

Preventing & Treating DVT/PE in Pregnant Women

… and more, coming “soon”

Guyatt GH et al. Executive Summary: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. CHEST 2012;141 (suppl 2): 7S-47S.

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  6 Responses to “ACCP Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of DVT/PE/VTE, 9th edition (Review)”

  1. very good thanks

  2. Very good

  3. Why the fix duration of warfarin 3, 6 month etc..what the scintific basis..whay not shorter or longer??

  4. what should be the total duration of anti coagulation in different cases and why?

  5. what are the guidelines for tx PE secondary to sickle cell crisis once patient is stable. Is it the same length of time as PE from first time DVT?

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