December 2nd, 2013
Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: December 2nd
CardioExchange is pleased to reprint this selection from Dr. Richard Lehman’s weekly journal review blog at BMJ.com. Selected summaries are relevant to our audience, but we encourage members to engage with the entire blog.
BMJ 30 Nov 2013 Vol 347
Risk of First VTE in Pregnant Women in Hospital: A population cohort study from England finds that women who are pregnant are at greatly increased risk of thromboembolism if they are admitted to hospital for any reason. The relative risk of VTE is somewhere between 8 and 40 overall – but the article is careful to frame this in subgroups and to give absolute figures too. And it remains elevated in the month after discharge.