A 46-year-old member asked:
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Are profesionally fitted/made compression stockings best to prevent dvt?

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Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
No: If you are not mobile the most effcient prevention is low dose blood thinner such as Heparin or coumadin (warfarin). But if you can walk, movement is the best prevention.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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