Prevention of venous thromboembolism

John A. Heit

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Recognition of the patient at risk and delivery of appropriate prophylaxis are imperative to reduce the incidence of VTE (including fatal PE) in hospitalized patients. This article provides estimates of risk and a summary of effective prophylaxis methods such that physicians can tailor an individual patient's prophylaxis regimen to maximize DVT risk reduction in the safest and most cost-effective manner.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)71-92
Number of pages22
JournalClinics in Geriatric Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology


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