What's the Take Home?
A 31-year-old woman is seen in the office several weeks after having sustained a Doppler ultrasonography–confirmed deep vein thrombosis of her left popliteal vein with some extension proximally. She had been treated with apixaban and currently is on maintenance anticoagulation with that agent.
In this slideshow, you can learn about different skin manifestations of vascular disease. Each slide links to the full case report for more details.
Case In Point
A 76-year-old man presented with cardiac arrest due to massive pulmonary embolism. The patient was stabilized after successful catheter-directed thrombectomy followed by catheter-based thrombolysis.
A 72-year-old woman with a history of congestive heart failure, chronic lymphedema, and hypothyroidism presented with worsening bilateral lower-extremity swelling and weakness. She was found to be in atrial fibrillation, with rapid ventricular response.
Hookah is a common tobacco product, especially among youth. A research team aimed to better understand the effects of hookah on thrombogenesis. Lead author Fadi Khasawneh, B.Pharm, PhD, answered our questions about his team’s research.