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Question 6#Print Question

 May-Thurner syndrome is an anatomical factor associated with increased DVT formation, and is characterized by which of the following?

a. Narrowing of the left iliac vein at the site where the right iliac artery crosses over it
b. Narrowing of the left renal vein as it traverses beneath the superior mesenteric artery
c. Subclavian vein narrowing due to repetitive upper extremity effort
d. A rapidly expanding hemangioma


Question 7#Print Question

A Caprini score of ≥5 in a general surgery patient without thromboprophylaxis is associated with what percentage risk of developing a DVT?

a. 1%
b. 3%
c. 6%
d. 10%


Question 8#Print Question

Phlegmasia cerulea dolens is best described as:

a. Asymptomatic, but extensive DVT
b. Isolated popliteal vein thrombosis
c. Extensive DVT of the major axial deep venous channels of the lower extremity potentially complicated by venous gangrene and/or the need for amputation
d. Painless lower extremity swelling


Question 9#Print Question

According to the American College of Chest Physicians, the recommended duration of long-term antithrombotic therapy after provoked DVT is:

a. 2 weeks
b. 1 month
c. 3 months
d. 6 months


Question 10#Print Question

All of the following are indications for placement of  IVC filters EXCEPT:

a. Septic thromboembolism
b. Bleeding complication from anticoagulation therapy of acute VTE
c. Recurrent DVT or PE despite adequate anticoagulation therapy
d. Severe pulmonary hypertension




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