Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism in 2020 and Beyond

Matthew Nicholson, Noel Chan, Vinai Bhagirath, Jeffrey Ginsberg
2020 Journal of Clinical Medicine  
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is the third most common cause of vascular mortality worldwide and comprises deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE). In this review, we discuss how an understanding of VTE epidemiology and the results of thromboprophylaxis trials have shaped the current approach to VTE prevention. We will discuss modern thromboprophylaxis as it pertains to genetic risk factors, exogenous hormonal therapies, pregnancy, surgery, medical hospitalization, cancer, and
more » ... on, cancer, and what is known thus far about VTE in COVID-19 infection.
doi:10.3390/jcm9082467 pmid:32752154 fatcat:micmhmfwjvbqnae735s4ydqv2e