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

Kenneth A. Bauer, MD


March 17, 2020

The spectrum of venous thromboembolism (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. 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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