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Paget-schroetter syndrome: a review of effort thrombosis of the upper extremity from a sports medicine perspective

Nathan A Mall, Geoffrey S Van Thiel, Wendell M Heard, George A Paletta, Charles Bush-Joseph, Bernard R Bach
Sports Health 2013, 5 (4): 353-6
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Paget-Schroetter is a rare diagnosis in the general population; however, it is more common in younger, physically active individuals. Clinicians must be familiar with the symptoms, physical examination, and initial imaging and treatment to expedite care and prevent possible life-threatening complications. Urgent referral to a regional specialist may improve the opportunity for thrombolysis to restore blood flow through the subclavian vein and to decrease the chance of pulmonary embolus, recurrent thrombosis, or need for vein grafting, as well as to improve the time to return to full activity (athletics and/or manual labor).

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