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Thrombosis in pregnancy: updates in diagnosis and management.
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PMID:  23233582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Acute venous thromboembolism poses significant problems in pregnancy, a time when objective diagnosis and prompt treatment are essential. Events can occur at any stage in pregnancy, but the period of greatest risk is in the weeks after delivery. Ultrasound venography remains the diagnostic technique of choice for deep venous thrombosis. For pulmonary thromboembolism, ventilation perfusion lung scan is usually preferred more than computerized tomography pulmonary angiography because of the lower maternal radiation dose and the lower prevalence of coexisting pulmonary problems. Low-molecular-weight heparin is the agent of choice for treatment of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy, and treatment should be provided for a minimum of 3 months and for at least 6 weeks after delivery. New anticoagulant agents such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban are not recommended for use in pregnancy.
Ian A Greer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hematology / the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology. American Society of Hematology. Education Program     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1520-4383     ISO Abbreviation:  Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100890099     Medline TA:  Hematology Am Soc Hematol Educ Program     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
1Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
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