Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci 2012; 16 (1 Suppl): 48-56

Venous thrombosis in Emergency Department: diagnosis, treatment, and disposition

A. Rosa, L. Cipollone, G. Bertazzoni

UOC Emergency Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Medical Specialties,

“Sapienza” University of Rome, Rome (Italy)


Aim: The Authors describe diagnosis, treatment and therapy of deep venous thrombosis in Emergency Department following the last guidelines indications.

Discussion: Deep venous thrombosis of the legs, ranges from asymptomatic, incidentally discovered emboli to massive embolism causing immediate death. Chronic sequelae of venous thromboembolism (deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism) include the post-thrombotic syndrome and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. Acute pulmonary embolism may occur rapidly and unpredictably and may be difficult to diagnose. Diagnosis and treatment can reduce the risk of death, and appropriate primary prophylaxis is usually effective. Patients treated for acute pulmonary embolism appear to be more times as likely to die of recurrent thromboembolism in the next year.

Corresponding Author: Antonello Rosa, MD; e-mail: antonello.rosa@uniroma1.it

To cite this article

A. Rosa, L. Cipollone, G. Bertazzoni
Venous thrombosis in Emergency Department: diagnosis, treatment, and disposition

Eur Rev Med Pharmacol Sci
Year: 2012
Vol. 16 - N. 1 Suppl
Pages: 48-56