Vascular, Oncology, Interventional vascular, CT, Ultrasound-Colour Doppler, Venous access, Complications, Outcomes analysis, Embolism / Thrombosis, Patterns of Care, Cancer
M. Cherkashin, N. Berezina, D. Puchkov, D. I. Kuplevatskaya, M. Anishkin, A. Serov, K. Suprun, P. Yablonsky; St. Petersburg/RU
Aims and objectives
To assess venous thromboembolism incidence in patients with port-systems.
To identify VTE risk factors and to develop management strategy
Port-systems are known to create the high risk for the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE).
around 15% and 4.5% of the patients have been reported to suffer from thrombotic complications and pulmonary embolism respectively [1,
Taking these facts into consideration,
certain hospitals elaborate and implement the active thrombosis monitoring programs .
the objective of the present study was to evaluate the frequency of venous thromboembolism in the patients treated with the use of these implantable systems and to identify probable risk factors.