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: review
By Michael Woodhead
2 Apr 2019