Thromboprophylaxis: striking a balance between under-treatment and over-treatment.
Int J Clin Pract. 2015 Jan;69(1):4-5
Authors: Rajapakse S
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is an important cause of morbidity and mortality among patients admitted to hospital. Pulmonary embolism results in 5-10% of deaths, and is the commonest cause of preventable deaths in hospitalised patients . In addition, considerable morbidity results from VTE, such as post-thrombotic syndrome and chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension. The economic burden resulting from VTE and its complications is high .
PMID: 25585894 [PubMed - in process]