What are the treatment options for a venous thrombotic event or pulmonary embolus in hereditary and acquired hypercoagulability?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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Patients who have a venous thrombotic event or pulmonary embolus should be anticoagulated (secondary anticoagulation). Warfarin, [28] heparin, and low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) have been used to manage venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The direct oral anticoagulants (direct thrombin and direct Xa inhibitors) have become widely used for the treatment of VTE.


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