Canterbury DHB


Outpatient DVT/PE Treatment - The Haemostasis Service

The Haematology Service runs an outpatient service for the initial treatment of deep vein thrombosis and, where appropriate, pulmonary embolism. See Haemostasis Service for further information. These patients are ideally referred on the day of presentation to the General Medical Team and are seen by the Haemostasis Service. Patients receive daily low molecular weight heparin and warfarin for five plus days and are monitored until stable, then usually discharged to their General Practitioner for warfarin monitoring. Selected patients are then reviewed at six months.

Weekends/public holidays for patients whose treatment has already been initiated by the haemostasis service

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Topic Code: 5195