What are the potential complications of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jul 05, 2017
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

Potential complications of DVT include the following:

  • As many as 40% of patients have silent PE when symptomatic DVT is diagnosed [4]

  • Paradoxic emboli (rare)

  • Recurrent DVT

  • Postthrombotic syndrome (PTS)

See Clinical Presentation for more detail.


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