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New concepts in optimal management of anticoagulant therapy for extended treatment of venous thromboembolism
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences.
2006 (English)In: Thrombosis and Haemostasis, ISSN 0340-6245, Vol. 96, no 3, 258-266 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Recent trials on secondary prophylaxis after venous thromboembolism (VTE) have provided a wealth of data on the risk factors for recurrence and, to some extent, also for bleeding. Some of the results are consistent across the studies, but there are also conflicting data. Certain risk factors, such as pulmonary embolism versus deep vein thrombosis or presence of cardiolipin antibodies, have a more pronounced influence on the risk early in the course of disease. Others, such as hereditary thrombophilic defects, seem to gain importance over many years of follow-up. Therefore, it can be difficult to make decisions on an individual patient basis. In this article, data from important and illustrative trials have been extracted and compared and controversies highlighted. The conclusions drawn should help clinicians make balanced decisions on the optimal duration of anticoagulation after an episode of VTE.

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2006. Vol. 96, no 3, 258-266 p.
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venous thromboembolism, risk factors, recurrence, bleeding
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-154751DOI: 10.1160/TH06-05-0235ISI: 000240768800004PubMedID: 16953265OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-154751DiVA: diva2:422393
Available from: 2011-06-13 Created: 2011-06-10 Last updated: 2011-06-13Bibliographically approved

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