Guidance for the treatment and prevention of obstetric-associated venous thromboembolism Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Venous thromboembolism (VTE), which may manifest as pulmonary embolism (PE) or deep vein thrombosis (DVT), is a serious and potentially fatal condition. Treatment and prevention of obstetric-related VTE is complicated by the need to consider fetal, as well as maternal, wellbeing when making management decisions. Although absolute VTE rates in this population are low, obstetric-associated VTE is an important cause of maternal morbidity and mortality. This manuscript, initiated by the Anticoagulation Forum, provides practical clinical guidance on the prevention and treatment of obstetric-associated VTE based on existing guidelines and consensus expert opinion based on available literature where guidelines are lacking.

authors

  • Bates, Shannon
  • Middeldorp, Saskia
  • Rodger, Marc
  • James, Andra H
  • Greer, Ian

publication date

  • January 2016