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Forum Name: Clots & Anticoagulants
|michellenc71 - Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:57 pm||
Hi I have had a DVT and a PE about 2 months ago and I am on coumadin,do the clots eventually go away.
|Theresa Jones, RN - Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:11 pm||
A DVT with subsequent PE does resolve with treatment. Generally speaking a maintenance dose of coumadin is typically administered fror at least six months duration unless there is an identifiable causative factor for example, heart arrythmia disorders, previous history of blood clots, etc., which causes extended therapy to be used for prevention.
Theresa Jones, RN
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