Table 3.

Educational Needs of the Patient*

  1. How likely they will develop another blood clot if they continue vs discontinue anticoagulation

  2. The magnitude of the long-term risk of bleeding associated with anticoagulant therapy

  3. The advantages, disadvantages, and costs of the available anticoagulants

  4. The radiation risks associated with repeatedly undergoing CT scanning

  5. The availability of a D-dimer test (when the result is normal) to confirm no new formations of a blood clot

  • CT, computed tomography.

  • * Table is based on recommendations from the authors and is an original table.