DVT prophylaxis and anticoagulation in the surgical patient.

  title={DVT prophylaxis and anticoagulation in the surgical patient.},
  author={Peter Kaboli and Mark C. Henderson and Richard H. R. White},
  journal={The Medical clinics of North America},
  volume={87 1},
  pages={77-110, viii}
One of the most common postoperative complications is venous thromboembolism, a term encompassing deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. This article reviews the epidemiology, natural history, difficulties in diagnosis, and strategies for the prevention of postoperative venous thromboembolism. We thoroughly review the currently available methods for thromboprophylaxis including: early ambulation, elastic compression stockings, pneumatic compression devices, inferior vena cava filters, and… CONTINUE READING


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