Guidance for the treatment and prevention of obstetric-associated venous thromboembolism.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bates, SM; Middeldorp, S; Rodger, M; James, AH; Greer, I

Published Date

  • January 2016

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 92 - 128

PubMed ID

  • 26780741

Pubmed Central ID

  • 26780741

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1573-742X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11239-015-1309-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands