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Guidelines for Anticoagulation Therapy for Secondary Prevention After Deep Vein Thrombosis

Idiopathic PE – Take Home Points

Slide 25

June 2011

So the take-home point for idiopathic pulmonary embolism is that recurrent event is most likely to another pulmonary embolism. Furthermore, pulmonary embolism carries a high mortality risk which is considerably higher than deep vein thrombosis. Therefore, in selective patients with low risk of bleeding and good anticoagulation monitoring, prolonged secondary prophylaxis should be considered with warfarin therapy. Thank you very much for your time and attention.

Idiopathic PE – Take Home Points


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