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Deep venous thrombosis usually arises in the lower extremities. Most DVTs form in the calf veins, particularly in the soleus sinusoids and cusps of the valves. Venous valves are avascular, which, in conjunction with reduced flow of oxygenated blood in veins, predisposes the endothelium to be hypoxemic.
The endothelium around valves responds by expressing adhesion molecules that attract leukocytes. These cells transfer tissue factor to the endothelium, which can complex with activated factor VII to begin the coagulation cascade via the extrinsic pathway.
The main component of these venous thrombi is fibrin as product of coagulation cascade and red blood cells, which get trapped in the clot. Platelets also contribute, but to a lesser extent.
The skeletal muscle pump helps prevent DVT by moving blood past the valves i. By the numbers Chest. Almost all lower-extremity DVTs arise from the calf veins and extend proximally. Fibrinolysis is a dynamic process where plasminogen is converted into plasmin, an enzyme that degrades fibrin into soluble peptides.
Fibrinolysis starts within hours, and it can lead to complete or partial resolution of the thrombus. Partial resolution may lead to any one of these 3 consequences.
Clot extension and embolization: Proximal flow of the venous blood sweeps the thrombus in the same direction, extending it into the proximal veins. Thrombi that do not resolve begin to retract within days. At the same time, inflammatory cells infiltrate the thrombi and cause remodeling.
The residual clot is incorporated into the vessel wall and a layer of endothelial cells forms on top re-endothelialization. This process, called organization, allows some blood flow to resume, but it destroys valves along the length of the clot and causes scarring of the veins.
The hemodynamic changes to the vein causes post-thrombotic syndrome. Post-thrombotic syndrome is a consequence of DVTs, and the clinical features include pain, leg edema, and other signs of venous insufficiency. The cause is a combination of venous obstruction by residual clots or venous scarring and venous reflux due to valve destruction.
Prevention of this sequela includes adequate anticoagulation to prevent VTE recurrence and compression stockings to improve venous return. Pathophysiology of PE Circulation. Effects of mechanical occlusion Increased alveolar physiologic dead space: Hypocapnia exacerbates alveolar hypoxemia by causing secondary bronchoconstriction.
Increased pulmonary vascular resistance: Bronchoconstriction leads to alveolar hypoxemia, which in turn causes more vasoconstriction and increased vascular resistance.
Hemodynamic consequences Increased right ventricular afterload: Right ventricular dilatation and hypertrophy: D-dimer breakdown product of fibrin levels increase in serum.
Symptomatic PE is treated with anticoagulation therapy oral or parenteralthrombolytic therapy for massive PE causing cardiogenic shockor inferior vena cava filter if anticoagulation is contraindicated. See Treatment section for details.
Untreated large PE causes death by acute increase in right ventricular pressure, leading to RV failure. Therefore, it is important to confirm clinical findings using additional testing, such as compression ultrasonography. The signs and symptoms of DVT arise from i venous obstruction and ii inflammation of the veins.
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