What are the nonpharmacologic approaches to the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE)?

Updated: Nov 05, 2020
  • Author: Vera A De Palo, MD, MBA, FCCP; Chief Editor: Vinod K Panchbhavi, MD, FACS  more...
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Answer

Mechanical approaches to thromboprophylaxis include the following:

  • External compression
  • Early ambulation

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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