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 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.

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