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View Media Gallery DVT most commonly involves the deep veins of the leg or arm, often resulting in potentially life-threatening emboli to the lungs or debilitating valvular dysfunction and chronic leg swelling. Over the past 25 years, the pathophysiology of DVT has become much better understood, and considerable progress has been made in its diagnosis and treatment.
DVT is one of the most prevalent medical problems today, with an annual incidence of 80 cases perEach year in the United States, more thanpeople develop venous thrombosis; of those, 50, cases are complicated by PE.
Conclusive diagnosis has historically required invasive and expensive venography, which is still considered the criterion standard.
The diagnosis may also be obtained noninvasively by means of ultrasonographic examination. Early recognition and appropriate treatment of DVT and its complications can save many lives.
See Treatment and Management. The primary agents include anticoagulants and thrombolytics. Other than the immediate threat of PE, the risk of long-term major disability from postthrombotic syndrome is high.
Anatomy The peripheral venous system functions both as a reservoir to hold extra blood and as a conduit to return blood from the periphery to the heart and lungs.
Unlike arteries, which possess 3 well-defined layers a thin intima, a well-developed muscular media, and a fibrous adventitiamost veins are composed of a single tissue layer. Only the largest veins possess internal elastic membranes, and this layer is thin and unevenly distributed, providing little buttress against high internal pressures.
The correct functioning of the venous system depends on a complex series of valves and pumps that are individually frail and prone to malfunction, yet the system as a whole performs remarkably well under extremely adverse conditions.
Primary collecting veins of the lower extremity are passive, thin-walled reservoirs that are tremendously distensible. Most are suprafascial, surrounded by loosely bound alveolar and fatty tissue that is easily displaced.
These suprafascial collecting veins can dilate to accommodate large volumes of blood with little increase in back pressure so that the volume of blood sequestered within the venous system at any moment can vary by a factor of 2 or more without interfering with the normal function of the veins.
Suprafascial collecting veins belong to the superficial venous system. Outflow from collecting veins is via secondary conduit veins that have thicker walls and are less distensible.
Most of these veins are subfascial and are surrounded by tissues that are dense and tightly bound. These subfascial veins belong to the deep venous system, through which all venous blood must eventually pass through on its way back to the right atrium of the heart.
The lower limb deep venous system is typically thought of as 2 separate systems, one below the knee and one above. The calf has 3 groups of paired deep veins: Venous sinusoids within the calf muscle coalesce to form soleal and gastrocnemius intramuscular venous plexuses, which join the peroneal veins in the mid calf.
These veins play an important role in the muscle pump function of the calf. Just below the knee, these tibial veins join to become the popliteal vein, which too can be paired on occasion.
The calf-muscle pump is analogous to the common hand-pump bulb of a sphygmomanometer filling a blood pressure cuff. Before pumping has started, the pressure is neutral and equal everywhere throughout the system and the calf fills with blood, typically mL.
When the calf contracts, the feeding perforator vein valves are forced closed and the outflow valves are forced open driving the blood proximally.
When the calf is allowed to relax, the veins and sinusoids refill from the superficial venous system via perforating veins, and the outflow valve is then forced shut, preventing retrograde flow.
The term superficial femoral vein should never be used, because the femoral vein is in fact a deep vein and is not part of the superficial venous system. This incorrect term does not appear in any definitive anatomic atlas, yet it has come into common use in vascular laboratory practice.In patients presenting with acute decompensated heart failure and previously on oral loop diuretics at home, there is no difference between low-dose and high-dose furosemide, or bolus and continuous infusions, on the patient’s global assessment of symptoms and changes in serum creatinine at 72 hours.
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