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Prolonged venous thromboembolism prophylaxis with aspirin appears safe and effective

While once thought to be rare, recent data published by Lee and colleagues suggest the incidence of venous thromboembolism (eg, deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism) is on the rise in India, accounting for about 17.5 per 10,000 hospital admissions. Unfortunately, approximately 20% of patients experiencing an unprovoked venous thromboembolism… 

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Oral medication regimen for pulmonary embolism effective at preventing venous thromboembolism, causes fewer major bleeds

mdCurrent Conference Report: American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Session & Expo A new study looking at an all-oral medication regimen for treating pulmonary embolism (PE) finds it as effective as starting with injectable enoxaparin and then switching to warfarin. The one-agent regimen would permit most of the treatment… 

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Study takes a closer look at triggers of hospitalization for venous thromboembolism

Algorithms that predict risk for venous thromboembolism occurring outside of the hospital setting should be reevaluated to include infection, erythropoiesis-stimulating agents, and blood transfusion, in addition to the more commonly recognized triggers such as major surgeries, fractures, immobility, and chemotherapy, according to a recent study. “The notion that VTE occurs… 

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