Risk factors for pregnancy associated venous thromboembolism.

  title={Risk factors for pregnancy associated venous thromboembolism.},
  author={Mark D McColl and Jane Elizabeth Ramsay and R Campbell Tait and Isobel D Walker and Fritz McCall and J A Conkie and Matthew J Carty and Ian Andrew Greer},
  journal={Thrombosis and haemostasis},
  volume={78 4},
In an attempt to reduce the incidence of pregnancy associated venous thromboembolism (PA-VTE), some researchers have advocated screening of all women for the factor V(Leiden) mutation during early pregnancy. We have conducted a large retrospective study (over 72,000 deliveries) to determine if this would be useful. Sixty-two objectively confirmed venous thrombotic events (51 DVT, 11 PE) were recorded at two maternity units in the UK. The incidence of DVT was 0.71 per 1000 deliveries (95% CI 0.5… CONTINUE READING


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