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Quality Improvement Guidelines for the Treatment of Lower-Extremity Deep Vein Thrombosis with Use of Endovascular Thrombus Removal

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      CDT (catheter-directed thrombolysis), DVT (deep vein thrombosis), ECS (elastic compression stocking), IVC (inferior vena cava), PCDT (pharmacomechanical catheter-directed thrombolysis), PE (pulmonary embolism), PMT (percutaneous mechanical thrombectomy), PTS (postthrombotic syndrome), PTT (partial thromboplastin time), VTE (venous thromboembolism)
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