Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is preventable, and the best ways to prevent VTE include .
Other ways to reduce the risk of VTE include:
Thromboprophylaxis refers to interventions to help prevent blood clots. Thromboprophylaxis may often include treatment with anticoagulant medicines, and sometimes the use of compression stockings.
Being immobilised for a prolonged period due to reasons such as being bedridden following a surgical procedure can increase the risk of VTE[1,2]. Your doctor will decide which thromboprophylaxis is most effective for you based on your specific risk factors.
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