Post-thrombotic syndrome

Vasa. 2021 Sep;50(5):331-340. doi: 10.1024/0301-1526/a000946. Epub 2021 Mar 15.


Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a chronic venous insufficiency manifestation following an episode of deep-vein thrombosis (DVT). It is an important and frequent long-term adverse event of proximal DVT affecting 20-50% of patients. This position paper integrates data guiding clinicians in deciding PTS diagnosis, treatment and follow-up.

Keywords: Thrombosis; Villalta score; anticoagulant; deep vein thrombosis; ultrasound.

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Postthrombotic Syndrome* / diagnostic imaging
  • Postthrombotic Syndrome* / etiology
  • Postthrombotic Syndrome* / therapy
  • Venous Insufficiency*
  • Venous Thrombosis* / diagnostic imaging
  • Venous Thrombosis* / drug therapy
  • Venous Thrombosis* / etiology