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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 287-290

Prevalence of deep vein thrombosis in congestive cardiac failure patients

Department of General Medicine, SKIMS Medical College, Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Abdul Ahad Wani
Department of General Medicine, SKIMS Medical College, Bemina, Srinagar - 190 015, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/kleuhsj.kleuhsj_132_21

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BACKGROUND: Congestive cardiac failure (CCF) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may coexist in a patient. The prevalence of DVT has been reported up to 34.1% in CCF patients, and its presence may increase the morbidity and mortality of CCF patients. The presence of DVT may increase the morbidity and mortality of CCF patients. With this background in mind, we conducted a study to know the prevalence of DVT in CCF patients from our part of the world. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out over a period of 1 year from March 2015 to February 2016 on 50 patients admitted with CCF to our hospital. After obtaining information on underlying comorbid illness, duration of CCF symptoms, and preliminary investigations, the patients were subjected to venous Doppler ultrasound. RESULTS: A total of 50 patients admitted with the diagnosis of CCF were enrolled in this study. The mean age of patients was 63.28 ± 9.5 years. The mean body mass index of the patients was 24.48 ± 2.8 kg/m2. Five out of 50 patients were found to have deep vein thrombosis in our study. The duration of symptoms of more than 10 days before seeking medical consultation was statistically significant in patients of CCF with DVT. CONCLUSION: In our study, 10% of patients with CCF had DVT on venous Doppler ultrasound. A longer duration of CCF symptoms before seeking medical consultation was significantly associated with DVT in our patients.

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