If the cancer is in remission but not cured, and there is indirect evidence for a lower risk of recurrence (such as 2 of: VTE was associated with a risk factor that has resolved [eg, surgery or chemotherapy]; absence of metastases; not receiving chemotherapy; calf DVT), it is reasonable to stop anticoagulants (at least temporarily) or to treat with an oral agent, particularly if that is the patientâs preference. 13. 8. declares no competing financial interests. All rights reserved. Available studies anticoagulated all patients for 3 or 6 months, randomized half to stop and half to continue anticoagulants from that time point, and followed the 2 groups while the extended therapy group was being treated (ie, 1-4 years). International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment and prophylaxis of venous thromboembolism in patients with cancer. The ASH guidelines define the treatment period of acute DVT/PE as “initial management” (first 5-21 days), “primary treatment” (first 3-6 months), and “secondary prevention” (beyond the first 3-6 months). Comparison of 1 month with 3 months of anticoagulation for a first episode of venous thromboembolism associated with a transient risk factor. Correspondence: Clive Kearon, Juravinski Hospital, Room A3-73, 711 Concession St, Hamilton, ON, L8V 1C3, Canada; e-mail: email@example.com. Treatment is 3 – 6 months if a trigger is identified (e.g. Search for other works by this author on: Antithrombotic therapy for VTE disease: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. Recurrent venous thromboembolism and bleeding complications during anticoagulant treatment in patients with cancer and venous thrombosis. It is also recommended that you take the medicine as prescribed. If DVT recurs, if â¦ Currently, the recommended treatment duration ranges from a minimum of 3 months to a maximum of lifelong treatment. The outpatient bleeding risk index: validation of a tool for predicting bleeding rates in patients treated for deep venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. New oral anticoagulants increase risk for gastrointestinal bleeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Venous thrombosis is a condition in which a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a vein. The duration of anticoagulant treatment following deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) remains controversial. This is because both subgroups have sufficiently low risks of recurrence to recommend stopping anticoagulants at 3 months (strongly for VTE provoked by surgery; weakly for VTE provoked by a nonsurgical trigger if there is a low or intermediate risk of bleeding). Risk of major bleeding of 0.8% for each of the 5 years. Warfarin Optimal Duration Italian Trial Investigators. KeywoRDS: deep vein thrombosis, diagnosis, therapy, anticoagulantion Comparative effectiveness of warfarin and new oral anticoagulants for the management of atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism: a systematic review. The guidelines favor shorter courses of anticoagulation (3-6 months) for acute DVT/PE associated with a transient risk factor. Others may be able to have outpatient treatment. Assumptions as described in text and in the ACCP guidelines1Â for: case fatality of recurrent VTE (3.6%) and major bleeding (11.3%); proportion of major bleeds attributable to anticoagulation (62%); risk reduction for VTE with anticoagulation (88%). Secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism with the oral direct thrombin inhibitor ximelagatran. Risk of recurrent VTE that justifies strong and weak recommendation for either 3 months or indefinite anticoagulation, Duration of anticoagulation in patients with VTE and cancer, Influence of patient preferences and cost. The ASH guidelines suggest offering home treatment instead of hospitalization for patients with acute PE at low risk for complications. Calculations based on a 5-year period, with one-third of recurrences in the first year and two-thirds in the next 4 years. VTE associated with active cancer, or a second unprovoked VTE, has a high risk of recurrence and is usually treated indefinitely. For patients with proximal DVT and significant pre-existing cardiopulmonary disease as well as patients with PE and hemodynamic compromise, the ASH guidelines suggest anticoagulation alone over anticoagulation plus inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement. Does the clinical presentation and extent of venous thrombosis predict likelihood and type of recurrence? Risk of recurrence after a first episode of symptomatic venous thromboembolism provoked by a transient risk factor: a systematic review. However, because these finding are preliminary, it appears equally acceptable to either use, or not use, d-dimer levels to help decide about duration of therapy. Most patients have little difficulty with self-administration especially if they are coached to do their own first injection. While the role of anticoagulation in patients with VTE is well established, the optimal duration of therapy for patients with a VTE is controversial. The clot stops the blood from flowing from your finger and is the first step toward healing. Systematic review: case-fatality rates of recurrent venous thromboembolism and major bleeding events among patients treated for venous thromboembolism. Consistent with this hypothesis, patients with isolated distal DVT provoked by a temporary risk factor, such as recent surgery, did not appear to have a higher risk of recurrence if treatment was stopped at 4 or 6 weeks compared with at 3 months or longer (hazard ratio, 0.36; 95% CI, 0.09-1.54).3Â Although 4 or 6 weeks of anticoagulation may complete active treatment in patients with a small thrombus and a reversible provoking factor, this was not evident when only 1 of these 2 factors applied.3Â. Low-dose aspirin for preventing recurrent venous thromboembolism. Â© 2014 by The American Society of Hematology, Copyright ©2020 by American Society of Hematology, Patients should either stop anticoagulants when the acute episode of VTE has been adequately treated or remain on treatment indefinitely, Three months completes âactive treatmentâ and should usually be the duration of âtime-limitedâ treatment, Benefits and risks of indefinite anticoagulant therapy. Consequently, evidence for or against indefinite anticoagulation in different subgroups of patients with VTE is based on estimating the absolute reduction in recurrent VTE and the increase in major bleeding with indefinite anticoagulation, and then estimating their combined effect on mortality. Treatment duration for DVT / PE. A meta-analysis. DVT is most commonly treated with anticoagulants, also called blood thinners. Patients with a first unprovoked proximal DVT or PE who do not have a high risk of bleeding are expected to derive a modest mortality benefit from extended therapy, resulting in a weak recommendation for indefinite anticoagulation. evidence review F: what factors determine the optimum duration of pharmacological treatment for DVT or PE in people with a VTE? DVT/PE Duration of Treatment (Recommendations from the America College of Chest Physicians 2016 Update on Antithrombotic Therapy for VTE ) Provoked Unprovoked -associated Proximal DVT or PE Isolated-distal DVT Proximal DVT or PE -distal Provoked by surgery Provoked by non-surgical transient risk factor See page 2 Kearon C, Akl EA. It is not known whether the time needed to complete active treatment differs with the type of anticoagulant. The Duration of Anticoagulation Trial Study Group. This review was aimed to provide bedside guidance for clinicians faced with common (and less common) clinical scenarios in DVT treatment. Treatment of venous thromboembolism with vitamin K antagonists: patientsâ health state valuations and treatment preferences. Use of d-dimer testing to guide treatment decisions in patients with a first unprovoked proximal DVT or PE is optional. About Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)/Blood Clots. Long-term, low-intensity warfarin therapy for the prevention of recurrent venous thromboembolism. Follow-up of patients on extended therapy, https://doi.org/10.1182/blood-2013-12-512681, The magnitude (or severity) of VTE risk factors, and the reversibility of risk factors, are on a continuum. This can be based on risk stratification. Vena cava filters appear to reduce PE and increase recurrent DVT. Blood 2014; 123 (12): 1794â1801. Post-thrombotic syndrome, recurrence, and death 10 years after the first episode of venous thromboembolism treated with warfarin for 6 weeks or 6 months. Randomized controlled trials with UFH or LMWH did not clearly demonstrate whether a prophylactic or therapeutic dose or a short or longer (from 10 days to 4 weeks) treatment duration were effective in reducing the risk of DVT and/or PE, mostly because of the lack of statistical power. surgery, hospitalization, OCPs) and has been removed. 2005 Oct. 128(4):2203-10 Multiple medications are being used for COVID-19 treatment. Therefore, the distinction between a âtrivial provoking factorâ (consistent with being an unprovoked VTE) and a nonsurgical trigger (or minor reversible provoking factor) is arbitrary. developed the concepts included in the article, revised the article, and approved the final version. The guidelines suggest indefinite anticoagulation for most patients with unprovoked DVT/PE or a DVT/PE associated with a chronic risk factor. treatment should be continued indefinitely (i.e., without a scheduled stopping date). Treatment of DVT. To diagnose deep vein thrombosis, your doctor will ask you about your symptoms. American Society of Hematology 2020 Guidelines for Management of Venous Thromboembolism: Treatment of Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism. In a direct comparison of treatment duration, anticoagulation for three months or more was superior to a shorter course lasting up to six weeks, showing a reduced risk of recurrence of VTE and DVT with no clear difference in major bleeding and clinically relevant non-major bleeding. For patients with breakthrough DVT and/or PE while on therapeutic VKA treatment, the ASH guidelines suggest using low molecular weight heparin over DOAC therapy. Direct and indirect comparisons have found similar reductions in recurrent VTE with extended anticoagulation using dabigatran (150 mg twice-daily),17Â rivaroxaban (20 mg daily),18Â or apixaban (2.5 mg or 5 mg twice-daily).19,20Â Extended treatment with low-molecular-weight-heparin (LMWH) is also very effective, and is more effective than a VKA in cancer patients.1,21,22Â, Anticoagulation with VKAs is associated with about a 2.6-fold increase in major bleeding (based on 4 studies13-16Â : relative risk, 2.63; 95% CI, 1.02-6.78). â¦ This is called a deep vein thrombosis, or DVT. Anticoagulant therapy is the mainstay for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Importance of clarifying patientsâ desired role in shared decision making to match their level of engagement with their preferences. Additional issues relating to duration of anticoagulant therapy for VTE. Patients who are treated indefinitely should be reviewed regularly (eg, annually) to ensure that: (1) they have not developed contraindications to anticoagulant therapy; (2) their preferences have not changed; (3) they can avail of improved ways to predict risk of recurrence and the possibility of safely stopping therapy; and (4) they are being treated with the most suitable anticoagulant regimen. Recurrent venous thromboembolism after deep vein thrombosis: incidence and risk factors. If there is no identified trigger (i.e. Treatment goals for deep venous thrombosis include stopping clot propagation and preventing the recurrence of thrombus, the occurrence of pulmonary embolism, and the development of pulmonary hypertension, which can be a complication of multiple recurrent pulmonary emboli. However, there are no validated prediction rules for bleeding during extended anticoagulation for VTE, and the rules that are available have demonstrated limited discriminatory capacity in VTE patients.35,36,59Â That, however, does not mean that it is impossible to stratify patientsâ risk of bleeding; young (eg, <65 years) healthy patients with good VKA control will have a low risk of major bleeding (â¤1% per patient-year), those with less severe factors have an intermediate risk, and elderly patients with severe or multiple factors are at high risk for major bleeding (>4% per patient-year).1,33,59Â. Patients with unprovoked isolated distal (calf vein) DVT have a risk of recurrence that is about half that of a proximal DVT or PE with anticoagulation for 6 weeks to 3 months, and the recurrence rate after 3 months of anticoagulation appears to be lower than with shorter duration treatment . Placement of an iliac vein stent does not necessarily mean that patients should be treated indefinitely, but residual thrombus or extrinsic compression encourages that option.Â. We suggest that VTE can be considered provoked if there was a major reversible risk factor within 3 mo, or a minor reversible risk factor within 6 wk (eg, any general anesthesia; soft tissue injury that causes a limp; flight of >8 h; illness that renders the patient bed-bound for a day or chair-bound for 3 d).Â, These patients should be treated for at least 3 mo. Because shortening the duration of anticoagulation from 3 or 6 months to 4 or 6 weeks results in doubling the frequency of recurrent VTE during the first 6 months after stopping anticoagulant therapy, 3 months is the minimum duration of treatment for VTE. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is the most common VTE, with the legs being the most common site. Symptoms can include pain, swelling, redness, and enlarged veins in the affected area, but some DVTs have no symptoms. Chest. Inflammatory bowel disease (and probably other chronic inflammatory conditions) can serve as a persistent or intermittent risk factor for recurrent VTE. A weak recommendation indicates a lower degree of confidence that following the recommendation will result in substantial benefits for patients, usually because the quality of evidence is poorer, the benefits and risks are more closely balanced, or because differences among patients may shift that balance. This applies if a woman would choose to remain on anticoagulants if she had a first-year recurrence risk of 10%, but would choose to stop treatment if this risk was 5%; if a 10% risk would not justify staying on treatment, anticoagulants should be stopped without d-dimer testing. In prospective studies, case fatality has been estimated as 3.6% for a recurrent VTE and 11.3% for a major bleed on a VKA.26Â There is uncertainty about these estimates. Some patients may indicate that they do not want to be involved with decision-making, and care should be taken to avoid adding to the burden of their illness. The ASH assembled a multidisciplinary writing committee to provide evidence-based guidelines for management of DVT and PE, which occur 300,000-600,000 times annually in the United States. also be used as monotherapy for the full duration of treatment; this is the preferred long-term treatment for cancer patients and those with DVT in pregnancy. Use: Reduction in the risk of recurrence of DVT and PE after at least 6 months of treatment for DVT or PE. 8. Acute DVT may be treated in an outpatient setting with LMWH. 3 or 6 months). ment and the choice of anticoagulant drug, dosage, and treatment duration has to reflect the specific situation of the individual DVT patient. Prospective, multicenter validation of prediction scores for major bleeding in elderly patients with venous thromboembolism. If for long-term anticoagulation, the dose of apixaban should be reduced to 2.5mg twice daily after 6 months. A comparison of six weeks with six months of oral anticoagulant therapy after a first episode of venous thromboembolism. People with an identified cause that will disappear with time, such as bed rest after surgery, may be rid of their blood clots within a few weeks or months. However, if patients are still recovering from the VTE, or if the provoking factor is incompletely resolved, it is appropriate to treat for longer than 3 months. Duration of treatment is patient-specific, but most should be anticoagulated for at least three months; some warrant indefinite therapy based on risk factors. In severe cases of DVT, where a clot must be surgically removed, there may be additional recovery time. Risks of recurrent VTE after stopping anticoagulant therapy which justify strong or weak recommendations to either stop anticoagulants at 3 months or to treat indefinitely. In patients with an unprovoked DVT of the leg (isolated distal or proximal) or PE, we recommend treatment with anticoagulation for at least 3 months over treatment of a shorter duration (Grade 1B), and we recommend treatment with anticoagulation for 3 months over treatment of a longer time-limited period (eg, 6, 12, or 24 months) (Grade 1B). A patient-level meta-analysis. Optimal duration of oral anticoagulant therapy: a randomized trial comparing four weeks with three months of warfarin in patients with proximal deep vein thrombosis. Duration of anticoagulation treatment and long-term anticoagulation for secondary prevention. All-cause and disease-related health care costs associated with recurrent venous thromboembolism. and E.A.A. If, however, the risk of recurrence after completion of active treatment remains unacceptably high, indefinite anticoagulation is indicated (termed âextended anticoagulationâ in the ACCP guidelines1Â ). Treatment of cancer-associated thrombosis. DVT is one of the most prevalent medical problems today, with an annual incidence of 80 cases per 100,000. Indefinite anticoagulation refers to continued treatment without a scheduled stopping date; treatment is stopped only if the risk of bleeding increases or anticoagulation becomes excessively burdensome. Most commonly, venous thrombosis occurs in the \"deep veins\" in the legs, thighs, or pelvis (figure 1). The mainstay of medical therapy has been anticoagulation since the introduction of heparin in the 1930s. Anticoagulation period in idiopathic venous thromboembolism. The concept of 2 overlapping phases of anticoagulation for VTE has important management implications. Research Committee of the British Thoracic Society. About 30 percent of patients with deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism have a thrombophilia. If the blood clot is extensive, you may need more invasive testing and treatment. Anticoagulant therapy is recommended for 3-12 months depending on site of thrombosis and on the ongoing presence of risk factors. Investigators of the âDurÃ©e Optimale du Traitement AntiVitamines Kâ (DOTAVK) Study. Duration of anticoagulation treatment and long-term anticoagulation for secondary prevention. Patient values and preferences in decision making for antithrombotic therapy: a systematic review: Antithrombotic Therapy and Prevention of Thrombosis, 9th ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines. It is the standard imaging test to diagnose DVT. An extensive evaluation is suggested in patients younger than 50 years with an idiopathic episode of deep venous thâ¦ Evidence suggests that heterozygosity for the Leiden variant has at most a modest effect on risk for recurrent thrombosis after initial treatment of a first VTE. This clot can limit blood flow through the vein, causing swelling and pain. The median duration of enoxaparin treatment was 6.5 days (interquartile range 5.0 to 8.0). They take into account, with some differences, combinations of sex, d-dimer levels (continuous or binary; on or off anticoagulants), site of initial thrombosis, age when VTE occurred, and signs of PTS (1 rule).53,57,58Â Ability to predict the risk of recurrence, and to improve patient outcomes, has yet to be prospectively demonstrated for all 3 rules. Anticoagulation for three months or more compared to anticoagulation for six weeks for distal DVT treatment Three RCTs of 736 participants compared three or more months of anticoagulation with six weeks of anticoagulation. American Society of Clinical Oncology Clinical Practice. UW Medicine Anticoagulation Services Sept 2014 STOP AFTER 3 MONTHS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR DURATION OF ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY FOLLOWING VTE This algorithm is intended as a general guidance, not a protocol, for determining the duration … Inflammatory bowel disease is a risk factor for recurrent venous thromboembolism. Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) are the two most important manifestations of venous thromboembolism (VTE), which is … (See "Overview of the treatment of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT)" and "Venous thromboembolism: Initiation of anticoagulation (first 10 days)" and "Rationale and indications for indefinite anticoagulation in patients with venous thromboembolism".) Acute DVT Low-Risk PE Current guidelines recommend initial treatment at home over treatment in-hospital (Grade 1B) Current guidelines recommend early discharge over standard discharge (Grade 2B) home treatment â¦Well-maintained living conditions â¦Strong support network â¦Phone access â¦Patient feeling well enough for drafted the article; and C.K. Optimum duration of anticoagulation for deep-vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. Thrombolysis is reasonable to consider in patients presenting with limb-threatening DVT (phlegmasia cerulea dolens) or for select younger patients at low bleeding risk with iliofemoral DVT. A comparison of three months of anticoagulation with extended anticoagulation for a first episode of idiopathic venous thromboembolism. VTE provoked by a reversible risk factor, or a first unprovoked isolated distal (calf) deep vein thrombosis (DVT), has a low risk of recurrence and is usually treated for 3 months. DVT. D-dimer testing to determine the duration of anticoagulation therapy. This does not apply to patients who have other reasons for hospitalization, who lack support at home, who cannot afford medications, or who present with limb-threatening DVT or at high risk for bleeding. If the intention is to use d-dimer testing in this way, it should first be established with the patient that d-dimer results will influence treatment decisions (Figure 1). Prevent the clot from breaking loose and traveling to the lungs. Is Dvt treatment duration your major concern? Thrombosis in unusual locations is less common. Duration of anticoagulant therapy after a first episode of an unprovoked pulmonary embolus or deep vein thrombosis: guidance from the SSC of the ISTH. Use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are recommended as first-line treatment of acute DVT or PE. This can be based on risk stratification. Anticoagulation Management and Venothromboembolism, Congenital Heart Disease and Pediatric Cardiology, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism. Risk of major bleeding of 1.6% for each of the 5 years. VTE associated with active cancer, or a second unprovoked VTE, has a high risk of â¦ Treatment duration for DVT / PE. Ultrasound. Conflict-of-interest disclosure: C.K. As the acute DVT is often severe, and symptoms may have become chromic (ie, PTS), anticoagulation for 6 mo is often desirable, and patients may be more likely to opt for indefinite anticoagulation if the DVT was provoked by a minor reversible risk factor. XARELTO ®: Dosing in initial treatment of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) Once-daily treatment after 21 days of twice-daily dosing It may be acceptable, however, for patients to remain on oral contraceptives during anticoagulant therapy. Furthermore, the trials that compared 3 months with 6 to 12 months of anticoagulation (mostly patients with unprovoked VTE)6,10-12Â found more major bleeding (relative risk, 2.49; 95% CI, 1.20-5.16) with longer therapy.1Â For these reasons, if patients with a first unprovoked proximal DVT or PE are not treated indefinitely, we generally stop anticoagulants at 3 rather than 6 months. More recent studies have been directed at the … Testing for hereditary thrombophilias in order to guide decisions about treatment duration does not appear to be justified.Â, It is unclear if, independent of other clinical factors, an antiphospholipid antibody justifies indefinite anticoagulant therapy. Update on the predictive value of D-dimer in patients with idiopathic venous thromboembolism. an unprovoked clot) or there is an ongoing risk factor that is not removed (e.g. Risk of bleeding is secondary because: (1) with a low risk of recurrent VTE (eg, patients with a reversible provoking factor), anticoagulants are stopped at 3 months even if the bleeding risk is low; (2) with a high risk of recurrent VTE (eg, patients with cancer), anticoagulants are usually continued even if bleeding risk is high; (3) with the exception of advanced age, risk factors for bleeding are not common in patients with unprovoked VTE, the subgroup in whom bleeding risk is most influential33,34Â ; and (4) the risk of bleeding is difficult to predict.35,36Â, VTE provoked by a major reversible risk factor, such as recent surgery, has a very low risk of recurrence that is estimated to be 1% within 1 year and 3% within 5 years of stopping therapy.1,3,37Â Although the risk of recurrence in patients with VTE provoked by a nonsurgical trigger (eg, estrogen therapy, pregnancy, leg injury, flight of longer than 8 hours) is higher than in patients with VTE provoked by surgery, the risk is still low and is estimated at 5% within 1 year and 15% within 5 years.1,37Â Unprovoked VTE, for which there is no apparent or only a trivial risk factor, has a moderately high risk of recurrence and is estimated at 10% within 1 year and 30% within 5 years.1,3,37Â VTE provoked by a persistent or progressive factor, such as cancer, has a high risk of recurrence, perhaps equivalent to 20% in a year, with the risk expected to be lower if the cancer is in remission and higher if it is rapidly progressing, metastatic, or being treated with chemotherapy.38-40Â. There are three main goals to DVT treatment. New oral anticoagulants could prove beneficial in acute treatment of DVT but require further testing. Risk assessment of recurrence in patients with unprovoked deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism: the Vienna prediction model. If d-dimer is not used, the decision is based on risk of bleeding and patient preference (estimated risk of recurrence in the first year of 12% for men and 8% for women). The ASH guidelines define the treatment period of acute DVT/PE as âinitial managementâ (first 5-21 days), âprimary treatmentâ (first 3-6 months), and âsecondary preventionâ (beyond the first 3-6 months). The duration of DVT varies from case to case. Efficacy and safety outcomes of oral anticoagulants and antiplatelet drugs in the secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism: systematic review and network meta-analysis. For patients with DVT/PE with stable cardiovascular disease, the ASH guidelines suggest suspending aspirin therapy when initiating anticoagulation. Comparison of outcomes after hospitalization for deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism. The ASH guidelines suggest home treatment over hospitalization for patients with uncomplicated acute DVT. Therefore, patients with VTE are usually treated for either 3 months or indefinitely. Whereas the ACCP guidelines divided patients with VTE provoked by a reversible risk factor into 2 categories (provoked by surgery or a nonsurgical trigger), while acknowledging there is a higher risk of recurrence in the later subgroup, we will consider this as a single category. When you return home after DVT treatment, your goals are to get better and prevent another blood clot.Youâll need to: Take medications as directed. Reduce your chances of another DVT. For recommendations on treatment after 3 months see the section on long-term anticoagulation for secondary prevention. Consistent with the Grading of Recommendations Assessment, Development, and Evaluation (GRADE) nomenclature and the ACCP guidelines, a strong recommendation indicates a high degree of confidence that following the recommendation will result in substantial benefits for most patients.1,60Â Strong recommendations, which are usually based on high-quality evidence, have been described as âjust do itâ; given the evidence, almost all patients would chose that option (ie, decisions are not sensitive to patient values and preferences). The duration of DVT varies from case to case. Pulmonary Hypertension and Venous Thromboembolism. Four randomized trials compared 3 months of anticoagulation with 6 to 12 months of therapy.6,10-12Â Meta-analysis of their findings found a similar risk of recurrence with 3 months compared with 6 to 12 months of therapy during 1 to 3 years of follow-up (relative risk, 1.12; 95% CI, 0.88-1.45).1Â Analysis of individual patient data from these 4 trials, and another study that compared 3 months with 27 months of anticoagulation,13Â also found no convincing increase in the risk of recurrence after treatment was stopped in patients treated for 3 months (hazard ratio, 1.19; 95% CI, 0.86-1.65).3Â These data suggest that 3 months of anticoagulation is long enough to complete âactive treatment.â, It is logical that it may not take as long to complete active treatment in patients with small thrombi provoked by a factor that rapidly resolves. 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