What are the possible complications of anticoagulant therapy for 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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Additional complications include the following:

  • Systemic embolism

  • Chronic venous insufficiency

  • Postthrombotic syndrome (ie, pain and edema in the affected limb without new clot formation)

  • Soft tissue ischemia associated with massive clot and very high venous pressures - phlegmasia cerulea dolens


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