What is included in patient education about thrombophlebitis?

Updated: Aug 31, 2020
  • Author: Padma Chitnavis, MD; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Patients should be educated regarding the risk factors for future thrombotic events. The risks and benefits of anticoagulation therapy should also be explained.

For patient education resources, visit the Lung Disease and Respiratory Health Center. Additionally, see the patient education articles Varicose Veins, Blood Clot in the Legs, Phlebitis, and Pulmonary Embolism.

The Journal of the American Medical Association’s patient education information [113] is referenced in the Bibliography.


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