Assoc. Prof. Priv. Doz. Dr. Tzaneva Stanislava
Head of the Phlebologic-Angiological Unit of the University Clinic of Dermatology, Vienna, Austria
Deep vein thrombosis in dermatological practice
AUTHOR: Tzaneva Stanislava MD PhD
Deep vein thrombosis is a common disease with life-threatening acute complications and quality of life affecting chronic consequences.
Most patients with deep vein thrombosis present with skin symptoms and visit a dermatologist at first presentation. The diagnosis is a combination of a clinical pretest probability assessment, D-dimer testing and ultrasound imaging. The treatment includes anticoagulation, compression and thrombolytic therapy in special cases.
Anticoagulation treatment should be given for at least 3 months. When the deep vein thrombosis is unprovoked or risk factors persist, extended treatment should be considered.
Position: Head of the Phlebologic-Angiological Unit of the University Clinic of Dermatology, Vienna, Austria
Institution: Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Trainings: Dermatologist, Specialist for venous diseases and vascular medicine
Affiliations: Member of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology
Member of the Board of the Austrian Society of Phlebology and Dermatological Angiology, Member of Austrian Society of Dermatology and Venereology, Member of Austrian Society of Dermatosurgery, Member of the Austrian Working Group Aesthetic Dermatology and Cosmetology, Member of the Austrian Working Group Photo Medicine