Venous thromboembolism in the pregnant woman.

Abstract

The incidence of venous thromboembolism (vein thrombosis [DVT] and pulmonary embolism [PE]) increases sharply in pregnant women. The 3 primary contributing factors in VTE--hypercoagulability, stasis and endothelial injury--can all occur in association with pregnancy. Symptoms that may suggest VTE are often inherent in pregnancy, such as leg pain and… (More)

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