Heparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in acutely ill medical patients (excluding stroke and myocardial infarction).

@article{Alikhan2014HeparinFT,
  title={Heparin for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in acutely ill medical patients (excluding stroke and myocardial infarction).},
  author={Raza Alikhan and Rachel Bedenis and Alexander A. Cohen},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
  year={2014},
  volume={5},
  pages={CD003747}
}
BACKGROUND Venous thromboembolic disease has been extensively studied in surgical patients. The benefit of thromboprophylaxis is now generally accepted, but it is medical patients who make up the greater proportion of the hospital population. Medical patients differ from surgical patients with regard to their health and the pathogenesis of thromboembolism and the impact that preventative measures can have. The extensive experience from thromboprophylaxis studies in surgical patients is… CONTINUE READING
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