Diagnosis and Management of VTE in Pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Venous thromboembolism is a leading cause of maternal death. Because of the low absolute frequency of events, however, outcome-based clinical data are limited. Consequently, clinicians must additionally rely both on published guidelines and on extrapolation of data from studies focused on nonpregnant individuals. The diagnosis and treatment of deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, and cerebral vein and dural sinus thrombosis are complicated by pregnancy, and often require modifications to standard diagnostic and treatment algorithms outside of pregnancy. Treatment of VTE in pregnant women is in particular need of future research.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • McLEAN, KC; James, AH

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 206 - 218

PubMed ID

  • 29470182

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-5520

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/GRF.0000000000000354


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States