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A 63-year-old female asked:

Hx of dvt 2000, pes 2004, l subclavian vein clot 2006. all idiopathic. now hematologist suggesting lifetime warfarin not necessary. guideline?

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Dr. Steve Kagan
Vascular Surgery 31 years experience
Coumadin (warfarin) for life: I assume that you have been tested for a hypercoagulable state (e.g. Factor v leiden). Given your history, most doctors would place you on warfarin for life to prevent DVT and life-threatening pe.
Dr. Creighton Wright
General Surgery 56 years experience
Hesitate: The situations sound like a coagulopathic series. Without knowing about that, i would stay on meds. May consider something other than Coumadin (warfarin) and blood testing but it has a long track record.

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