Thrombophilia, Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in pregnant women: a brief communication

  • Camila Grangeiro Fernandes
  • André Carvalho Schlachter
  • Naiala de Souza Ribeiro Sales
  • Antonio Gilvan Teixeira Júnior
  • Modesto Leite Rolim Neto

Abstract

Venous thromboembolism (VTE), deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, are among the main causes of morbidity and mortality in pregnancy with an estimated incidence of 1 per thousand women years. Despite identification of maternal and pregnancy-specific risk factors for development of pregnancy-associated venous thromboembolism, limited data are available to inform on optimal approaches for prevention. The relatively low overall prevalence of pregnancyassociated venous thromboembolism has prompted debate about the validity of recommendations, which are mainly based on expert opinion, and have resulted in an increased use of pharmacological thromboprophylaxis in pregnancy and postpartum.
Published
Mar 18, 2015
How to Cite
GRANGEIRO FERNANDES, Camila et al. Thrombophilia, Pulmonary Embolism (PE) and Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) in pregnant women: a brief communication. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 8, mar. 2015. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imed.pub/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/1077>. Date accessed: 14 dec. 2017. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3823/1616.
Section
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Keywords

venous thromboembolism, pregnancy, thromboprophylaxis

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