TITLE

COMMENTARY: Review: Long-term anticoagulation reduces recurrent venous thromboembolism

AUTHOR(S)
Witt, Daniel M.; Siragusa, Sergio
PUB. DATE
March 2006
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2006, Vol. 144 Issue 2, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a study which reveals that for patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE), 4 to 6 weeks of anticoagulant therapy is inferior to longer treatment and that risk for recurrent VTE during ongoing anticoagulation is negligible. Indefinite anticoagulation is warranted in patients with active cancer. In patients with unprovoked VTE or those who are heterozygous carriers of the factor V or prothrombin gene mutations, the duration of treatment is controversial.
ACCESSION #
20297587

 

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