post thrombotic syndrome

Trends in lower limb deep vein thrombosis and associated deep venous procedures across the United Kingdom from 1998 to 2022

May 5, 2023

Introduction Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) affects as many as 35,000 people per annum in the UK.1 DVT causes substantial morbidity, with as many as 50% of those affected developing post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS), characterised by lifelong leg pain, oedema, skin changes and ultimately venous ulceration.2,3 PTS results in reduced quality of life (QoL) and an overall…

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