What is the role of fresh frozen plasma (FFP) in the treatment of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?

Updated: Jun 05, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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In case of a life-threatening emergency, FFP can be used for the reversal of VKA. FFP contains all the coagulation factors in normal concentrations. However, FFP should be used with caution, as it has the potential to cause volume overload, allergic reaction, and transfusion-related reactions (eg, transfusion-related acute lung injury). [145]


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