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7. Trainee Competition Questons

SVT Trainee Competition

  • In regards to DVT risk factors, what is meant by Virchow’s triad?
  • What clinical predictive scoring system is utilised when assessing the likelihood of a DVT?
  • What is a positive Homans’ sign and why is it no longer used for the assessment of a DVT?
  • The treatment of calf DVTs with anticoagulation various by clinicians and trusts nationwide. Briefly describe the rationale and evidence base for both treating and not treating calf DVTs.


Please send answers to Ryan Ward at The winner will receive a £25 Amazon Voucher.