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CHEST issues new antithrombotic guideline update for treatment of VTE disease

CHEST issues new antithrombotic guideline update for treatment of VTE disease

January 7, 2016

Glenview, Ill.-- Each year, there are approximately 10 million cases of venous thromboembolism (VTE) worldwide. VTE, the formation of blood clots in the vein, is a dangerous and potentially deadly medical condition and is a...

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Alteplase Treatment of Acute Pulmonary Embolism in the ...

Table 2

Selected risk factors for thromboembolisma

Thrombi from the iliofemoral vein are the most commonly involved source of pulmonary embolism. 13 , 14 After traveling to the lungs, large thrombi often lodge in the bifurcation of the main pulmonary artery or the lobar branches, obstructing perfusion in the artery or its branches. The thrombus causes a blockage in the lung,...

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Updated Guidelines on Outpatient Anticoagulation ...

The American College of Chest Physicians provides recommendations for the use of anticoagulant medications for several indications that are important in the primary care setting. Warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist, is recommended for the treatment of venous thromboembolism and for the prevention of stroke in persons with atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, or valvular heart disease. When warfarin...

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Management of Venous Thromboembolism: An Update of the ...

In early 2016, the latest version of the widely read evidence-based guidelines for the treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE), sponsored by the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) was published in the journal Chest.1�In this Mini Review, I will highlight some of the clinical recommendations that are most relevant to hematologists.

As in previous iterations of these guidelines, the...

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