Our patient is diagnosed with essential thrombocythaemia/thrombocytosis (JAK2 V617F positive) and is started on aspirin 75mg od.
At 28 weeks she has a painful swollen left leg. It is hot and tender. An ultrasound confirms a deep vein thrombosis.
- Why do most DVTs occur on the left side?
- What would you treat with and what dose?
- Would you monitor anti-Xa activity?
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