Prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

During pregnancy, women have a 4- to 5-fold increased risk of thromboembolism. Candidates for anticoagulation in pregnancy include women with current thrombosis, a history of thrombosis, risk factors for postpartum thrombosis, and some women with thrombophilia and a history of poor pregnancy outcome. Although, there are no large trials of anticoagulants in pregnancy and recommendations for their use are based on case series and the opinion of experts, observational studies demonstrate the benefit of heparins in reducing the risk of recurrent thromboembolism in pregnancy. A practical approach to the prevention and treatment of thromboembolism in pregnancy is outlined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • James, AH

Published Date

  • September 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 774 - 787

PubMed ID

  • 22828110

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-5520

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/GRF.0b013e31825cfe7b


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States