What treatment should be given to patients with recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) while on a non-low molecular weight heparin (LMWH)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Patients with recurrent venous thromboembolism (VTE) while on treatment with a non-LMWH anticoagulant should be switched to LMWH therapy. [113] Those who suffer recurrent VTE while on LMWH therapy should receive an increased dose of LMWH. [113]

For more information, see Heparin Use in Deep Venous Thrombosis.


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