Comparison of Efficacy Compressive Stockings with Heparin in Prevention of Deep Vein Thrombosis in Stroke Patients

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Nastaran Majdinasab 1 , * , Gholamreza Shamsaei 1 , Asal Faraji 1 , Reza Haj-Manoochehri 1 , Vahid Abbasi 1

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1 Department of Neurology, Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahwaz, Iran

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 15 (4); e93036
Published Online: November 05, 2012
Article Type: Short Communication
Received: February 07, 2011
Accepted: April 23, 2011

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Abstract

Background : The present study is carried out to make a comparison between two pharmacological (heparin) and physical (compression stockings) in the prevention of deep vein thrombosis in lower limb of the patients suffered from acute stroke.
Materials and Methods : In this investigation as a clinical trial, the effectiveness of the above methods on 100 patients with the stroke was compared in two groups of 50 persons.
Results : Three patients in physical group and two patients in pharmacological group got deep vein thrombosis that showed no significant difference between two groups.
Conclusion : In spite of no significant relationship and due to less incurrence of thrombosis in heparin group, it is more reasonable to use pharmacological methods.

Keywords

Stroke Deep vein thrombosis Graduated compression stocking Heparin

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