Prevalence of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Acute Stroke

Gayathri, R (2008) Prevalence of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Acute Stroke. Masters thesis, Madras Medical College, Chennai.


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CONCLUSIONS: 1. The prevalence of DVT in acute stroke patients in our hospital group was 6% which is significantly less than that observed in western population. 2. Duplex USG is a useful tool which can be used as a screening tool for early diagnosis of DVT. 3. DVT occurs more commonly in paralysed limd than non paralysed limb. 4. VTE is a preventable cause of morbidity and mortality in stroke patients and there is a need for more anticipatory approach in diagnosis. 5. The presence of comorbid conditions like diabetes, SHT, IHD, smoking and alcoholism does not affect the occurrence of DVT in acute stroke thus it is an independent contributor to morbidity and mortality in stroke patients. 6. The use of routine anticoagulation in all stroke patients in our population requires further large scale trials before their benefits could be conclusively proven.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Prevalence ; Deep Vein Thrombosis ; Acute Stroke.
Subjects: MEDICAL > General Medicine
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2018 03:57
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2018 16:57

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