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