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Anticoagulants and pregnancy: when are they safe?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19188477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Prescribing anticoagulants to pregnant women can be difficult and stressful. Fortunately, low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs) and unfractionated heparin are quite safe and efficacious when properly selected, dosed, and monitored. Maternal and fetal concerns must be considered at all times, with a careful assessment of the risks and benefits of anticoagulant therapy in each patient. Further research should help to clarify who should receive thromboprophylaxis, how to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes in women with various thrombophilias, and how best to treat pregnant women who have a prosthetic heart valve.
Paul S Gibson; Raymond Powrie
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cleveland Clinic journal of medicine     Volume:  76     ISSN:  1939-2869     ISO Abbreviation:  Cleve Clin J Med     Publication Date:  2009 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-02-03     Completed Date:  2009-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703441     Medline TA:  Cleve Clin J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  113-27     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine and Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Anticoagulants / administration & dosage,  adverse effects*
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular / drug therapy*
Pregnancy Complications, Hematologic / drug therapy*
Pregnancy Outcome
Risk Assessment
Venous Thrombosis / drug therapy*
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