Canterbury DHB

Context

Investigation for DVT/PE

This should be as outlined earlier, but note that radiation doses should be held to the minimum. U/S, repeated as required, should be used to diagnose DVT, and venography is rarely if ever used. A Perfusion Lung Scan is the preferred initial investigation for PE. However, if massive PE is suspected, an ECHO should be the initial test to be done.

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Treatment

DVT or Pulmonary Embolus

About this Canterbury DHB document (5211):

Document Owner:

Mark Smith (see Who's Who)

Issue Date:

August 2016

Next Review:

August 2018

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Topic Code: 5211