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Jan 02 2018

Thrombophilia Testing and Venous Thrombosis

Do patients with venous thrombosis require testing for inherited thrombophilia?  Read the expert consensus in this review article.

Here are some questions you should answer from this article:

  • Why checking for inherited thrombophilia not clinically useful?
  • What factors should determine long-term (indefinite) anticoagulation therapy?
  • What factors should raise your suspicion of inherited thrombophilia?

Consider this mnemonic: FURY

  • F: family history
  • U: unusual location
  • R: recurrent
  • Y: young

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