Comparison of 3 and 6 Months of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy After a First Episode of Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism and Comparison of 6 and 12 Weeks of Therapy After Isolated Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis

@inproceedings{Pinde2001ComparisonO3,
  title={Comparison of 3 and 6 Months of Oral Anticoagulant Therapy After a First Episode of Proximal Deep Vein Thrombosis or Pulmonary Embolism and Comparison of 6 and 12 Weeks of Therapy After Isolated Calf Deep Vein Thrombosis},
  author={Laurent Pin{\`e}de and Jacques Ninet and Pierre Duhaut and Sylvie Chabaud and Sylvie Demolombe-Rague and Isabelle Durieu and Patrice Nony and Christian Sanson and Jean-Pierre Boissel},
  year={2001}
}
Background—The optimal duration of oral anticoagulant therapy after a first episode of venous thromboembolism remains controversial. Methods and Results—We performed an open-label, randomized trial comparing a short oral anticoagulant course (3 months for proximal deep vein thrombosis [P-DVT] and/or pulmonary embolism [PE]; 6 weeks for isolated calf DVT [C-DVT]) with a long course of therapy (6 months for P-DVT/PE; 12 weeks for C-DVT). The outcome events were recurrences and major, minor, or… CONTINUE READING

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