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USIDMS Upper Extremity Venous

What is the most common cause of upper extremity DVT? An indwelling catheter.
What patient position is best when imaging upper extremity venous? Supine.
True or False: The deep veins of the arm carry the majority of the blood and have an accompanying artery. False - the superficial veins carry the majority of the blood.
What can develop if there is repeated trauma/extrinsic compression of the axilla? Paget-Schroetter Syndrome.
A patient with DVT has a contracted basilic vein with bright intraluminal echoes. Is the condition acute or chronic? Chronic.
True or False: Veins above the axilla can be difficult to compress due to the proximity to the clavicle. True.
What two characteristics does the GSV or SSV need to have to be adequate for harvesting? Phasic flow and greater than or equal to 2.5 mm diameter.
What two vessels can be used for vein mapping in the arm (usually for hemodialysis access placement)? Basilic and cephalic.
Is it okay to do reflux plethysmography in patients with DVT? NO!!
What position should the patient be in for a vein mapping? Reverse trendelenburg or Semi-Fowlers.
Created by: jmframe