Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism After Surgery

Amir K. Jaffer, Daniel J. Brotman

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Abstract

Venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is the third leading cause of cardiovascular death after myocardial infarction and stroke in the United States. Recommendations regarding the type and duration of prophylaxis for the various conditions are summarized herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)625-639
Number of pages15
JournalClinics in geriatric medicine
Volume24
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • Prevention
  • Surgery
  • Venous thromboembolism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology

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