What are the ACCP recommendations for the use of ambulation in deep venous thrombosis (DVT) treatment?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Kaushal (Kevin) Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Barry E Brenner, MD, PhD, FACEP  more...
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The ACCP Consensus Conference on Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy for venous thromboembolism also recommended ambulation as tolerated for patients with DVT. [144, 160] Therefore, early ambulation on day 2 after initiation of outpatient anticoagulant therapy in addition to effective compression is strongly recommended. Early ambulation without ECS is not recommended. The fear of dislodging clots and precipitating a fatal PE is unfounded.


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