Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Venous Thrombosis Outlook

What to expect with deep venous thrombosis:

  • Without treatment, about 20 percent of people with deep venous thrombosis in the thigh develop a pulmonary embolus.
  • About 15 percent of those who have a pulmonary embolus die.
  • Most people recover completely with early treatment.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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