Complications of deep vein thrombosis are halved with compression stockings

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: (Published 22 March 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:845
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. London

    Wearing compression stockings soon after being given a diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis reduces the risk of long term complications by half, says a report from the Netherlands.

    A group of 194 patients who had a first episode of deep vein thrombosis were randomly assigned either to wear “sized to fit” compression stockings within two to three weeks of diagnosis for at least two years or to a control group that wore no stockings …

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