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Peripartum pulmonary embolism.
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PMID:  21277456     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Pregnancy is an example of Virchow's triad predisposing to the development of venous thromboembolism (VTE). Specific risk factors for antepartum and postpartum VTE have been identified. The diagnosis of pulmonary embolism in pregnancy is complicated by the physiologic changes of pregnancy as well as physicians' apprehension about ordering radiologic studies during pregnancy because of concerns with fetal well-being. Therapy for VTE is complicated by pregnancy physiology affecting medication pharmacokinetics and bioavailability, and the unpredictable occurrence of labor during therapeutic anticoagulation.
Margaret A Miller; Michel Chalhoub; Ghada Bourjeily
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in chest medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1557-8216     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Chest Med.     Publication Date:  2011 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7907612     Medline TA:  Clin Chest Med     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier Inc.
Division of Obstetric and Consultative Medicine, Women and Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, 100 Dudley Street, Suite 1100, Providence, RI 02905, USA.
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