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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) (3 months)

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Internal Medicine

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

Target audience

Physicians and other healthcare professionals.

Purpose of the course

The course aims to provide physicians and other healthcare professionals with valuable knowledge and skills pertaining to deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Participants will gain an understanding of how to determine, based on clinical symptoms and diagnostics, whether a patient should undergo ultrasound examination for DVT. Throughout the course, participants receive a comprehensive review of anatomy and an introduction to ultrasound examination of the lower extremities. Furthermore, participants are provided with updated international guidelines for the treatment and follow-up of DVT.

Course Content

Basic principles of ultrasound
How to diagnose and treat
Anatomy – femoral
Anatomy – popliteal fossa
Ultrasound of the lower extremity – femoral region
Ultrasound of the lower extremity – popliteal region
Pathology – what do we see on ultrasound?
Pitfalls – differential diagnosis
Treatment – what do we do when we find a thrombosis?
Follow Up – what to evaluate