When is cessation of anticoagulant therapy for deep venous thrombosis (DVT) recommended by the ACCP?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommends cessation of anticoagulant therapy after 3 months of treatment in those with (1) surgery-associated acute proximal DVT, (2) an acute proximal DVT or PE provoked by a nonsurgical transient risk factor, and (3) a first unprovoked VTE and a high risk of bleeding. [113] (In those with a low or moderate bleeding risk, extend anticoagulation without a scheduled stop date.) [113]


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