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Disease Information : Thrombophilia : Treatment

Thrombophilia : Treatment

How is Thrombophilia treated?

There is no specific treatment for most thrombophilias, except for treatment with anticoagulants ("blood thinners") if there has been a clotting event. Anticoagulants that are used to treat blood clots include heparin, low-molecular-weight heparin, fondaparinux (a newer agent), and warfarin (or Coumadin). The length of anticoagulation treatment depends upon the type of blood clot and the nature of the thrombophilia and is decided by the patient's physician after reviewing all of the clinical information. If a person without any history of DVT or PE is found to have a thrombophilia, use of blood thinners is rarely recommended.

Thrombophilia section was last modified: December 21, 2010 - 06:06 pm

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