[Can home prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism reduce mortality rates in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease?].

Abstract

OBJECTIVE The incidence of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) ranges from 20% to 60% in different studies and the mortality rates are higher for patients with both conditions. Heparin prophylaxis is therefore usually prescribed for COPD patients who are hospitalized for exacerbation. Once their… (More)

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