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

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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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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