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Post-thrombotic syndrome is a long-term complication of DVT. It occurs in up to 50% of patient within one year of DVT, in spite of anticoagulation. Patients with proximal DVT, severe DVT, and inadequate anticoagulation are at highest risk for post-thrombotic syndrome. For more information on DVT, see topic 33 of internal medicine.
Post-thrombotic syndrome is a cause of secondary chronic venous insufficiency, and the clinical features, evaluation, and treatment is the same as for other causes of chronic venous insufficiency. For more information on chronic venous insufficiency and other chronic venous disorders, see topic B36.