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Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)


Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

The treatment includes certain medications like anticoagulants which help in breaking the clot and also preventing its further formation. Heparin is an injectible form of anticoagulant for which hospitalization is needed whereas warfarin is an oral anticoagulant which can be taken at home. These anticoagulant medications are prescribed for long term use for effective management. The most significant adverse affect of anticoagulants is the increased likelihood of bleeding. Pressure stockings are advisable to improve blood flow and prevent further such episodes. Surgery is usually not needed but in extremely rare cases, surgical intervention may be done to place a filter in the large vein of the lower limb in order to avert any blood clot from entering pulmonary circulation

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