Venous diseases can range from venous insufficiency and varicosities to life-threatening pulmonary embolisms. Pathology in the veins, especially deep venous thrombosis leading to pulmonary embolism, can prove catastrophic. Therefore, it is important to recognize the signs and symptoms of DVT and pulmonary embolism, including those identified via patient history, physical examination, laboratory studies, and proper imaging evaluation, when indicated. On the flip side, over-testing can lead to false positives and high cost to the healthcare system, so a guideline-based approach may prove most effective and is worth committing to memory.
It´s a really good video, enough infomration and a easy way to understand it.
With all respect, this lecture is suitable for non physician audiences.
Very primitive, nothing said about the diagnosis/treatment of DVT-PE etc.
Joseph Alpert is very organized and thorough in his lectures. He is a great teacher.