Risk factors for first venous thromboembolism around pregnancy: a population-based cohort study from the United Kingdom.

@article{Sultan2013RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for first venous thromboembolism around pregnancy: a population-based cohort study from the United Kingdom.},
  author={Alyshah Abdul Sultan and Laila J Tata and Joe West and Linda Fiaschi and Kate M Fleming and Catherine Nelson-Piercy and Matthew J Grainge},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2013},
  volume={121 19},
  pages={3953-61}
}
Knowledge of the absolute risk (AR) for venous thromboembolism (VTE) in women around pregnancy and how potential risk factors modify this risk is crucial in identifying women who would benefit most from thromboprophylaxis. We examined a large primary care database containing 376 154 pregnancies ending in live birth or stillbirth from women aged 15 to 44 years between 1995 and 2009 and assessed the effect of risk factors on the incidence of antepartum and postpartum VTE in terms of ARs and… CONTINUE READING
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