Management of catheter-associated upper extremity deep venous thrombosis

Jeffrey D. Crawford, Timothy K. Liem, Gregory L. Moneta

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    Abstract

    Central venous catheters or peripherally inserted central catheters are major risk factors for upper extremity deep venous thrombosis (UEDVT). The body and quality of literature evaluating catheter-associated (CA) UEDVT have increased, yet strong evidence on screening, diagnosis, prevention, and optimal treatment is limited. We herein review the current evidence of CA UEDVT that can be applied clinically. Principally, we review the anatomy and definition of CA UEDVT, identification of risk factors, utility of duplex ultrasound as the preferred diagnostic modality, preventive strategies, and an algorithm for management of CA UEDVT.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)375-379
    Number of pages5
    JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery: Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
    Volume4
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Jul 1 2016

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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