DVT after Varicose vein surgery

22nd October 2012 by Daryll Baker0

Oct 2012

A recent study (Ann R Coll Surg Eng 2012 94 481-483) reports DVT problems occur in 0.5% of patients undergoing varicose vein procedures. This appears to be higher for those having bilateral recurrent varicose vein surgery (1.62%) short saphenous vein open surgery (1.16%) and EVLT endolaser  therapy (1.26%).

In conclusion all should have DVT prophylaxis, but in particular the high risk groups

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Daryll Baker is a Consultant Vascular Surgeon at the Royal Free Hospital London and Clinical Lead for North Central Region Vascular Services.

He read Medicine at Oxford University and trained in Vascular Surgery in Nottingham, London and Edinburgh. He obtained his research PhD from the University of Wales.


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