Knowledge Check

As a general rule, which of the following clots in the lower extremities are routinely anticoagulated?

a
Superficial femoral vein
b
Peroneal vein
This is a distal vein.
c
Femoral vein
This is a proximal vein.
d
Posterior tibial vein
This is a distal vein.

Which of the following should be anticoagulated?

a
Proximal DVT
b
Superficial vein thrombosis in absence of high risk for progression
c
Distal DVT with risk factor(s) for extension

SVT, superficial vein thrombosis

As a general rule, DAOCs are preferred to vitamin K antagonists for treatment of venous thromboembolism.

Match the condition with the treatment:


Distal DVT
Large SVT
Provoked DVT
DOAC x 3 months
Serial imaging
Fonda x 45 days
Correct! Sorry, Incorrect.

Abbreviations: DVT, deep vein thrombosis; SVT, superficial vein thrombosis; fonda, fondaparinux

True or false: in a patient with proximal deep vein thrombosis, anticoagulation is generally preferred over thrombolytic therapy and/or inferior vena cava filter.

a
True
b
False