Fast Five Quiz: Cancer-Associated Venous Thromboembolism (VTE)

Kenneth A. Bauer, MD


September 10, 2020

Thromboembolic disease may be due to arterial thrombosis (ischemic heart disease and stroke) or venous thromboembolism (VTE). The spectrum of VTE comprises both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). The manifestation of these diseases covers a wide range, from clinically silent to massive embolism causing death. Venous thromboembolic disease is the third most common acute cardiovascular disease after cardiac ischemic syndromes and stroke. About one third of all PE cases are fatal. Cancer is one of the many disease states associated with an increased risk for thromboembolic disease.

How much do you know about the presentation, workup, and treatment of cancer-associated VTE? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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