How are you? The goals for DVT include preventing the clot to grow, preventing a clot from breaking off and traveling to the lung or other organ, avoiding long-lasting complications (leg pain and swelling) and preventing blood clots from recurring. Blood Thinners or anticoagulants are the most common type of treatment for DVT. Heparin and warfarin are the two main types of anticoagulants. They have the same action and indication. Heparin is a new DVT treatment and is used initially because it reduces complications and hospitalizations. On the other hand, warfarin may be used for longer periods.However, regular blood tests are done to ensure correct dosage is present. Discuss this with your doctor for proper management. Take care and do keep us posted.
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