If I have had a deep vein thrombosis, am I at a greater risk of getting another one?

About 3 out of 10 people who have had a DVT orpulmonary embolism,will have another event within 10 years of the first. This is most likely during the first two years afterwards, and your risk of developing DVT decreases over time. You’re at a higher risk for recurrence if your first DVT didn’t happen after surgery or an accident or any profound reason (unprovoked DVT). You can reduce your risk of developing DVT again by continuing to take any medication that your doctor prescribes and adapting any lifestyle changes that he or she advises.

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Dr. Efthymios (Makis) Avgerinos is a Vascular Surgeon, Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in USA.

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Efthymios D. Avgerinos, MD, PhD, FEBVS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Division of Vascular Surgery, University of Pittsburgh
Medical Center Pennsylvania, USA

E-mail: info@vascularhealth.gr