DVT RISK Females over 55 years of Age at Risk: What are the Dangers of DVT Post Surgery? Lisa Dragone , RN Abstract The occurrence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and resulting pulmonary embolism (PE) is known to be one of the highest risks of knee surgery and one of the most easily preventable sources of death because of complication. Various risks are associated with development of DVT subsequent to knee surgery, with two of the most widely accepted risks being female gender and age in excess of 40 years. The proposed article is constructed to educate the advance practice nurse. Discussion will include the risks associated with DVT and PE prior to discharge of women at or over the age of 55. As advance practice nurses, preventative...The end:
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