Once your doctor analyzes your symptoms and clinical history, they will perform a physical examination and request blood and genetic tests to find out if you have Factor V Leiden.
The treatment to follow will depend on whether you suffer from abnormal thrombus, so you will be prescribed anticoagulants if applicable.
If you have never had previous clots, you will not have to take anticoagulants permanently, but if you will undergo surgery the following will be recommended for prevention:
- Temporary administration of anticoagulants.
- Use of special bandages on the legs.
- Compression socks.
- After surgery, keep moving your legs and take short walks.
At the Cardiovascular Center, we offer you a wide range of prevention, diagnosis, timely treatment, and follow-up services to take care of you through a comprehensive and multidisciplinary care model. Come to us, we want to hear your heart.