Experts have called for an ‘urgent revision’ of international VTE prevention guidelines after their trial found compression stockings might be unnecessary for most patients undergoing elective surgery. A UK multicentre trial randomised almost 2,000 elective surgical inpatients at moderate or high risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) to low molecular weight heparin alone or with graduated ...
Compression stockings don’t prevent VTE after elective surgery
By Nicola Garrett
14 May 2020