Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Symptoms:
- Pain in the leg
- Swelling in the leg
- Red or discolored skin in the affected leg
- A feeling of warmth in the affected leg
DVT Risk Factors:
- Being over the age of 60
- Prolonged bed rest
- Being overweight
- Heart failure
Medications, such as blood thinners, may be prescribed as part of DVT treatment. Blood thinners are used to prevent clots from getting bigger and to decrease the risk of further DVTs. For larger DVTs, other medications can be used to break up the clot. If you are taking blood thinners to treat DVT, weekly PT/INR self-testing could reduce the risk of your blood clotting by providing reliable, real-time results from home. Lincare's mdINR program allows you to check your PT/INR levels at home rather than going to your practitioner's office or a lab. You also receive immediate counseling and education.
How Lincare Can Help
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Devices We Provide Include:
Coag-Sense® PT2 PT/INR Monitoring System
Roche CoaguChek® XS PT/INR Meter
Additional Lincare Services
Home INR Testing
Our PT/INR at-home testing allows Warfarin patients to monitor their blood anticoagulation levels weekly at home.
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