Prediction, prevention, and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease in pregnancy.

@article{Zotz2003PredictionPA,
  title={Prediction, prevention, and treatment of venous thromboembolic disease in pregnancy.},
  author={Rainer Bernd Zotz and Andrea Gerhardt and Ruediger Eberhard Scharf},
  journal={Seminars in thrombosis and hemostasis},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 2},
  pages={143-54}
}
Pregnancy is recognized as an independent risk factor for venous thromboembolism leading to thromboembolic events, particularly in women with prior venous thrombosis, family history of thrombosis, or additional thrombophilic risk factors. To reduce the incidence of venous thromboembolism in pregnancy and improve outcomes, an individual risk stratification on the basis of probability of thrombosis as a rationale for an individual risk-adapted prophylaxis is required. In women without prior… CONTINUE READING