Journal of Perinatal Medicine
Official Journal of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine
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Clinical risk factors for deep venous thrombosis in pregnancy and the puerperium
Citation Information: Journal of Perinatal Medicine. Volume 30, Issue 5, Pages 367–370, ISSN (Print) 0300-5577, DOI: 10.1515/JPM.2002.057, June 2005
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Thromboembolic events are among the leading causes of maternal mortality. Mutations in the genes for clotting factors are known, but anamnestic factors can be found in a proportion of women with deep venous thromboses (DVT) during pregnancy and the puerperium.
We here describe the clinical factors and pregnancy outcomes of such a group of 70 women who were all operated on for DVT.
Highest risk is conferred by a familial history of clotting disease and by known mutations of the clotting factors. This might be used to target a high risk group for preventive treatment.
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