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Preventing recurrence after deep vein thrombosis.

Type
Published Article
Journal
Prescrire international
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2012
Volume
21
Issue
132
Pages
275–275
Identifiers
PMID: 23210266
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Analysis of 7 randomised trials in patients without cancer has shown that after distal deep vein thrombosis due to an identified temporary cause, the risk of recurrence is low: 6 weeks of warfarin therapy appears sufficient for these patients. It is better to treat other cases for 3 months.

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