Prevalence of the post-thrombotic syndrome in young women with previous venous thromboembolism

McColl, M.D., Ellison, J., Greer, I.A., Tait, R.C. and Walker, I.D. (2000) Prevalence of the post-thrombotic syndrome in young women with previous venous thromboembolism. British Journal of Haematology, 108(2), pp. 272-274. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2141.2000.01877.x) (PMID:10691854)

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Abstract

The prevalence of mild, moderate and severe post‐thrombotic syndrome (PTS) among 43 young women with a previous single episode of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) was 67%, 7% and 0% respectively. Subjects were assessed at a mean 51 months after the event. Moderate PTS was more common in women with recurrent (n = 9) DVT (44%, P < 0.001). Chronic venous insufficiency, assessed by light reflection rheography (LRR), was significantly (P < 0.05) more prevalent in women with single previous DVT (n = 40), recurrent DVT (n = 9) and isolated pulmonary embolism (PE) (n = 19) compared with healthy age‐matched controls (odds ratios 10.9, 52.4 and 3.8 respectively). LRR findings correlated with moderate, but not mild, PTS. There was no correlation between development of PTS and body mass index.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Tait, Dr Robert and McColl, Dr Mark and Greer, Prof Ian and Walker, Prof Isobel
Authors: McColl, M.D., Ellison, J., Greer, I.A., Tait, R.C., and Walker, I.D.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Cardiovascular & Metabolic Health
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:British Journal of Haematology
Publisher:Blackwell Science
ISSN:0007-1048
ISSN (Online):1365-2141

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