Journal of Applied Medical Sciences

Ultrasound Assessment of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Medina

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    Introduction: A deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a type of cardiovascular disease that may be associated with fatal complications such as pulmonary embolism (PE). The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence of DVT in Al- medina and to compare the findings between male and females. Methods: Records of 432 patients were reviewed in this retrospective study.  Pearson Chi-Square test, cross-tabulation correlations were applied to analyze and obtain the statistical values for study variables’ associations. Results: Out of 432 patients, 17.8 % (n=77) had DVT. The acute DVT had the highest frequency 64.9% (N=50). The DVT was more prevalent in female than male (P=0.0001). The highest frequency of acute DVT was observed in popliteal vein. While the highest frequency of chronic DVT was demonstrated in the superficial femoral and common femoral veins. The DVT was more prevalent in the left leg (51.9%). No significant statistical association between the DVT and age P = 0.431. Conclusion: Incidence of DVT in Medina is high. DVT is more prevalent in females than males and affects the left leg more than the Rt. No significant statistical association between DVT and the age.


    Keywords: Deep, Vein, Thrombosis, Ultrasound, Al-Medina.