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Wearing compression stockings  
Abstract:  This handout explains the need for compression stockings, specifically for patients who are at risk for developing deep venous thrombosis (DVT) or post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS). Included are instructions on where to buy the stockings, how to put them on, how long to wear them, and helpful hints about their use and care.
Author: Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, January 1, 2010
UWMC Availability:  Anticoagulation Clinic/Pharmacy Services
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Cardiovascular Disorders
Specific Subject(s):  Veins; Thromboembolism; Leg; Blood Vessels; Blood Coagulation Disorders
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
Web Site Location:  http://healthonline.washington.edu/

Health Online Citation #3529

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