When should anticoagulation begin following signs of DVT or pulmonary embolism (PE)?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Daniel R Ouellette, MD, FCCP; Chief Editor: Zab Mosenifar, MD, FACP, FCCP  more...
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Answer

Immediate full anticoagulation is mandatory for all patients suspected to have DVT or pulmonary embolism. Diagnostic investigations should not delay empirical anticoagulant therapy. (See Treatment.)


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