Knowledge Check

As a general rule, which of the following clots in the lower extremities are routinely anticoagulated?

a
Superficial femoral vein
b
Peroneal vein
This is a distal vein.
c
Femoral vein
This is a proximal vein.
d
Posterior tibial vein
This is a distal vein.

DVT, deep vein thrombosis

SVT, superficial vein thrombosis

As a general rule, DOACs are acceptable (often preferred) for patients with lower extremity venous thrombosis.