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How can postthrombotic syndrome from deep vein thrombosis be prevented?

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Your doctor may recommend that you:

  • Wear compression stockings
  • Keep your leg or arm raised while at rest
  • Undergo a procedure that opens a narrow vein, such as a balloon angioplasty or stenting
  • Get the clot removed with surgery

SOURCES:

American Venous Forum: "Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis and Its Complications."

WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicine: "Deep Venous Thrombosis."

MedlinePlus: "Medical Encyclopedia: Pulmonary Embolus."

NHS Choices: "Deep vein thrombosis - Complications."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 25, 2019

SOURCES:

American Venous Forum: "Acute Deep Venous Thrombosis and Its Complications."

WebMD Medical Reference from eMedicine: "Deep Venous Thrombosis."

MedlinePlus: "Medical Encyclopedia: Pulmonary Embolus."

NHS Choices: "Deep vein thrombosis - Complications."

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on August 25, 2019

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