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Lenght of warfarin therapy after PE
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Lenght of warfarin therapy after PE

Is there a protocol for the lenght of time on warfarin therapy after PE with the only risk factor being surgery?
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According to the 2008 American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines the recommendation for people with deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary emboli (PE) due to a transient reversible risk factor, such as surgery, is treatment with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA), such as Coumadin® (warfarin) for 3 months, over treatment for shorter periods.

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