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Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Why warfarin used in long term treatment of deep venous thrombosis? Why not heparin?

Oral administration.: Warfarin is available in an oral dose and is given on a daily basis. Its effects lasts 24 hours and takes about 72 hours to clear from your system. Heparin is given either intravenously or subcutaneously and requires dosing every 4 to 8 hours or continuously depending on the method of administration. Long term anticoagulation is easier and better tolerated with an oral medication. ...Read more

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Deep Venous Thrombosis (Definition)

Deep venous thrombosis is a clot within the deep veins of the leg. The blood clot causes pain and swelling of the calf. This is a concerning condition, because if the clot breaks loose, it can travel to the lung and become lodged there, blocking blood ...Read more


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What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

What is the treatment for deep venous thrombosis?

DVT: The treatment can be observation, medical with medications, and surgical. It depends on the acuity of the clot and the other complicating medical factors. ...Read more

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Anybody knows about DVT , deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Anybody knows about DVT , deep venous thrombosis, and how to get the clot out of your leg?

Dvt: Treatment consists of blood thinners Heparin initially, and warfarin or Coumadin for a period of time dependent on initial clot location and if a pulmonary embolism is present. The clot will resolve with time in most people. To aid the situation a compression stocking would be helpful. Also id=s there a family history of thrombosis as that may raise the question of hyper coagulation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to reverse deep venous thrombosis?

Is it possible to reverse deep venous thrombosis?

Yes: Depending on the location of the dvt, clot removal is possible and often time advisable. Anticoagulation will help to keep the clot from enlarging but won't reverse the clot. The body generally will recanalize the clot with time but, depending on the size of the lot, this can take weeks or months. The concern in the meantime, as dr. Bein said, is that valves can be damaged and you can ... ...Read more

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What's a simple way to say what deep venous thrombosis really is?

A blood clot: Your deep veins carry blood directly back to your heart and lungs. If you develop a blood clot in one of your deep veins you have a deep venous thrombosis. ...Read more

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I need to know who is the specialty to treat deep venous thrombosis maybe a vein doctor?

I need to know who is the specialty to treat deep venous thrombosis maybe a vein doctor?

Your primary care: physician is the best place to start either for treatment or referral. The overwhelming majority of DVT's are managed with medication only. When invasive intervention is needed, vascular and interventional radiologists have the most experience with the types of treatments commonly required. In very rare cases requiring open surgery, you may need to see a vascular or general surgeon. ...Read more

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What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

What is mean by deep venous thrombosis?

Deep vein blood clot: A blood clot occurring in a deep vein is a deep venous thrombosis. Several risk factors and causes like immobility, injury, birth control pills or malignancy can be involved.Clots can grow and travel causing leg swelling or death if in the lung. ...Read more

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What are the tests for deep venous thrombosis?

Testing for DVT: 1. History and physical exam. If your history and examination are suspicious that you might have a dvt, then you need a: 2. D-dimer blood test to be done. If it is very low, you don't have a dvt. If it is high you might have a DVT and you need an: 3. Ultrasound scan. This is the gold standard test. The ultimate way to check for a DVT is ultrasound. ...Read more

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How will deep venous thrombosis affect my health?

Deep venous thrombos: Deep venous thrombosis can affect any body health in several ways the most commonly it can cause painful swelling of the extremity , post phlebitic syndrome.It can lead to pulmonary embolism which can cause pulmonary hypertension . If not careful about taking your medication , it can also cause sudden death. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis?

Pain and swelling: The most common symptoms of a deep venous thrombosis (DVT) are pain and swelling in one leg. The swelling can just be below the knee or it can be the entire leg. Typically the pain is worth when putting weight on the leg and walking. How much pain and swelling depends on the size and location of the clot. It is also possible to have a DVT and have no symptoms whatsoever. ...Read more

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Blood Clot (Definition)

A blood clot or thrombus is the final step of the coagulation cascade. It is a good thing when your body is trying to stop blood loss, however a blood clot can form in the veins after prolonged periods of immobility. This type of like ...Read more


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Thrombosis (Definition)

Thrombosis simply means a clot. Thrombophlebitis is ...Read more