Most disappointing of all, this kind of aggravating Mini experience isn’t a new one for us. It’s an echo of the quality we witnessed during long-term tests of a 2009 John Cooper Works Convertible and a 2011 Cooper S Countryman. This story should be a discussion of the Mini’s rough ride, its animated engine, the inflated price, and its spry handling. But we can’t write that story because, for 21 months, we were antagonized by maddening noises and the accompanying headaches. Despite that, there’s still some lemonade to be made: Our 2014 Mini Cooper S never left anyone stranded.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is commonly treated with blood-thinning drugs known as anticoagulants. The most common treatment is a course of anticoagulants, whether heparins, LMWHs, or warfarin. Anticoagulants are meant to prevent further growth of a clot or the formation of new ones while your body works to "dissolve" the clot more quickly. You will likely need to take the medicine for at least three months, and some people have to take them for life, depending on their risk factors and other health circumstances. However, in extreme cases, or cases where anticoagulants cannot be used, your doctor might treat your DVT with a blood filter installed in your abdomen. Compression stockings are also useful for minimizing swelling in the legs, and lifestyle changes like getting more exercise can help you manage your DVT.