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Venous thromboembolism 

Venous thromboembolism
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Venous thromboembolism
Author(s):

Charlotte Frise

and Sally Collins

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198821540.003.0010
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date: 12 April 2021

Venous thromboembolism is a major cause of maternal mortality and morbidity. This chapter discusses thromboprophylaxis (including low-molecular-weight heparin and doses by patient weight), risk factors, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, associated investigations, and management. Anticoagulants and bleeding while anticoagulated are both covered. Finally, superficial vein thrombosis in the first month postpartum is described.

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