Do Italian vascular centers look for isolated calf deep vein thrombosis? Analysis of isolated calf deep vein thromboses included in the "Master" Registry

Gualtiero Palareti, G. Agnelli, D. Imberti, M. Moia, W. Ageno, R. Pistelli, R. Rossi, M. Verso, J. Vitale, M. Bellisi, M. Bianchi, V. Brancaccio, A. Ciampa, C. Cimminiello, A. Dragani, S. Grifoni, M. Impagliatelli, G. Iovane, R. Margheriti, M. MoiaA. Musumeci, M. Pini, P. A. Pittaluga, V. Prisco, S. Rupoli, G. Scannapieco, S. Signorelli, M. Silingardi, S. Siragusa, V. Virgilio

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Abstract

Aim. Two diagnostic imaging strategies for suspected deep venous thrombosis (DVT) in symptomatic patients are currently used: a serial compression ultrasound examination of proximal veins, or a single complete ultrasound investigation of proximal and distal veins. These strategies lead to different results since only the latter allows diagnosis of isolated calf DVT (ICDVT). Methods. We analyzed the approach of Italian centers in looking for ICDVT using the observational MASTER registry which prospectively collected information on patients with acute symptomatic venous thromboembolism. Results. ICDVT was diagnosed in 170 of the 1772 patients with leg DVT (9.6%). The rate of diagnosed ICDVT vs total DVT differed between centers from 0% to 24%. Patients with ICDVT were younger (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-488
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Angiology
Volume27
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Registries
  • Venous thrombosis, diagnosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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