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Medical City Weatherford
Postthrombotic syndrome, Venous thrombosis
Cardiovascular Diseases | Internal Medicine | Quality Improvement
Post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) is a relatively understudied sequelae of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). PTS typically presents with similar signs and symptoms as chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) and treatment modalities also mirror each other with the use of compression therapy, emollients, and topical steroids. The contrast is PTS is a direct result of a DVT, and DVTs can be prevented. Thus, it is essential that physicians are able to differentiate and effectively treat both PTS and CVI. Since PTS is widely understudied, the goal of our project is educate residents and other medical professionals on the full scope of PTS including pathophysiology, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnosis, treatment and prognosis through a single-session one-hour oral presentation. We will measure resident knowledge through a short survey/assessment administered before and after the presentation. We expect that the oral presentation will lead to a score increase of 20% from pre-survey to post-survey. These results would suggest that our target audience will be more conscience of preventing DVT; as well as, treating patient’s appropriately when they present with PTS. Therefore, this improvement on the survey will lead to better patient care, improvement of quality life and reduction in healthcare cost.
HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education
Thakkar, Hiral and Kolar, Aaron, "Post-Thrombotic Syndrome: Assessing Medical City Weatherford Resident Physicians’ Knowledge in Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention" (2023). North Texas Research Forum 2023. 24.