Title

UTILITY OF D-DIMER IN SCREENING FOR VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM IN PREGNANCY

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Publication Date

10-2007

Abstract

PURPOSE: Advances in maternal-fetal medicine have significantly decreased the incidence of maternal death secondary to eclampsia, hemorrhage, and infection. Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is now the leading cause of death in the obstetric population with an incidence of 0.1-0.2%. The diagnosis of VTE in pregnant patients is difficult secondary to changes in maternal physiology and lack of evidence-based diagnostic algorithm. Recent clinical trials have established the utility of D-dimer in low risk medical patients.

Publication Title

Chest Journal

First Page

628A

Last Page

628A

Comments

Poster presented on October 24, 2007, 12:30pm - 2:00pm

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