Anticoagulants in pregnancy.

  title={Anticoagulants in pregnancy.},
  author={Andra H. James and D. E. Abel and Leo R. Brancazio},
  journal={Obstetrical & gynecological survey},
  volume={61 1},
  pages={59-69; quiz 70-72}
UNLABELLED Pregnancy is a hypercoagulable state that increases the risk of thromboembolic events. These risks may be further increased in the presence of an acquired or inherited thrombophilia. Thrombophilias have been associated with both maternal and fetal complications. The use of anticoagulants during pregnancy may reduce the risk of maternal thromboses as well as the risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes. The choice of an anticoagulant requires consideration of maternal risks, potential for… CONTINUE READING