Stopping anticoagulant therapy after an unprovoked venous thromboembolism

Kearon, Clive
August 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/26/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 5, p401
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study by M. A. Rodger and colleagues about discontinuing anticoagulant therapy after an unprovoked venous thromboembolism. In the study, younger, nonobese women with a history of venous thromboembolism but with no signs of post-thrombotic syndrome, do not need indefinite anticoagulant therapy. The author mentions that the lower risk of recurrent venous thromboembolism in women has previously been observed.


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