The case for extended thromboprophylaxis in medical patients beyond discharge is not yet made because the benefits of VTE prevention do not outweigh the risk of a major bleed, the Australian authors of a meta-analysis say. While extended use of direct acting oral anticoagulants in medically hospitalised patients halved the risk of symptomatic VTE and ...
Extended thromboprophylaxis not justified for medical patients
By Michael Woodhead
4 Apr 2019