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What is the treatment for a deep vein thrombosis?

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Dr. John Landi
Phlebology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anticoagulation

There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep.
Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many factors.

In brief: Anticoagulation

There are two kinds of blood clots-superficial and deep.
Deep is the more serious and is also called dvt. The treatment for DVT is to first make the diagnosis usually with a venous ultrasound or cat scan. Next patients are placed on blood thinners of which there are many including heparin, coumadin, (warfarin) lovenox, pradaxa, xaralto, etc, the duration of treatment is dependent on many factors.
Dr. John Landi
Dr. John Landi
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Dr. Norman Chideckel
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dvt

Anticoagulation therapy is the treatment of choice to prevent increase in the clot and possible pulmonary embolism Currently eliquis or xarelto are the most often used options

In brief: Dvt

Anticoagulation therapy is the treatment of choice to prevent increase in the clot and possible pulmonary embolism Currently eliquis or xarelto are the most often used options
Dr. Norman Chideckel
Dr. Norman Chideckel
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Dr. William Lizarraga
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blood thinners

In general, blood thinners are given for dvts / blood clots.
These include fondaparinux and Heparin products initially, and heparins and / or Coumadin (warfarin) for a more long term treatment. Often times, compression stocking should be worn to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Early ambulation (movement) is also important. Rarely, clot busters are given, but are often reserved for severe cases.

In brief: Blood thinners

In general, blood thinners are given for dvts / blood clots.
These include fondaparinux and Heparin products initially, and heparins and / or Coumadin (warfarin) for a more long term treatment. Often times, compression stocking should be worn to prevent post-thrombotic syndrome. Early ambulation (movement) is also important. Rarely, clot busters are given, but are often reserved for severe cases.
Dr. William Lizarraga
Dr. William Lizarraga
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