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A 39-year-old female asked:

Is aspirin effective in preventing dvt? i've heard it's not as effective preventing clots in the veins versus the blood in the arteries.

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Some effect: but it mainly depends on clinical history. It's never used for that in high risk patients (previous history of clots; bedridden, etc.). It isn't very reliable at it.
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Vascular Surgery 42 years experience
Aspirin: Aspirin is an a drug to prevent platelet plugs which is common in arterial disease Vein clots are related to stagnation in the column of flow in the vein,aspirin may have some benefit but use of support or compression stocking is more beneficial

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Last updated Feb 28, 2017

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