What is the duration of anticoagulation therapy in the treatment of the first episode of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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Answer

For the first episode of deep venous thrombosis (DVT), patients should be treated for 3-6 months. Recurrent episodes should be treated for at least 1 year.


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