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Recurrent Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy: Is There a Need for Thromboprophylaxis?

Mattoo, Anil M.D.; Groth, Maritza L. M.D., F.C.C.P.

Section Editor(s): Groth , Maritza L. MD, FCCP, Editor

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine:
Pulmonary Trends

Synopsis: The risk of recurrent antepartum venous thromboembolism in women with a history of venous thromboembolism is low and therefore routine antepartum prophylaxis with heparin is not warranted.

Source: Edwards P et al. Safety of withholding heparin in pregnant women with a history of venous thromboembolism. N Engl J Med. 2000;343:1439–1444.

© 2001 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.