What is the best management and treatment for recurrent superficial vein thrombosis of the lower extremity?
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Prophylactic- and treatment-dose low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH), nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and venous stripping with subsequent use of elastic stockings significantly reduce extension and recurrence of superficial vein thrombosis (SVT). No intervention prevents the development of subsequent venous thromboembolism (VTE). (SOR: C, based on systematic reviews that did not consistently assess patient-oriented outcomes.)
Evidence Based Practice 15(2): 10-11.