This Appropriate Care Guide (ACG) gives guidance on selecting an appropriate anticoagulant, minimum treatment duration, and when to extend therapy.
A supplementary guide on switching between anticoagulants is included.
Download the PDF below to access the full ACG.
|1.||Unless contraindicated, treat patients with warfarin or a non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant if they have proximal deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism.|
|2.||Use warfarin if creatinine clearance (measured with the Cockcroft-Gault formula) is less than 30 mL/min.|
|3.||If patient has active cancer, use low molecular weight heparin.|
|4.||Continue anticoagulation for at least three months. Consider extended treatment if recurrence risk is high.|
|5.||Review patients on extended treatment at least once a year.|