Describe the prevention vs treatment of established coagulation disorder. (thombus)
Prevention and treatment are essential with the same medications. To prevent thrombosis you can use heparin, LMWH, or warfarin. With treatment, LMWH or UFH is used for the initial 5-7 days and then warfarin is overlapped. Once therapeutic effects have been achieved the patient is on warfarin for a minimum of 3-6 months and if the thrombi are recurrent, treatment could be indefinite.