Inherited thrombophilia and venous thromboembolism.

@article{Greer2003InheritedTA,
  title={Inherited thrombophilia and venous thromboembolism.},
  author={Ian Andrew Greer},
  journal={Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics & gynaecology},
  year={2003},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={413-25}
}
  • Ian Andrew Greer
  • Published 2003 in
    Best practice & research. Clinical obstetrics…
Pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE) is the major cause of maternal death in the UK. Underlying PTE is the problem of deep venous thrombosis (DVT). Inherited thrombophilia will be found in about 50% of women with a personal history of venous thromboembolism (VTE), and screening for thrombophilia should be considered in women with a personal or family history of VTE. There is currently no place for universal screening for thrombophilia in pregnancy. There are particular considerations with regard to… CONTINUE READING

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