How to avoid venous thromboembolism in women at increased risk--with special focus on low-risk periods

Lindqvist, Pelle G; von Känel, Roland (2015). How to avoid venous thromboembolism in women at increased risk--with special focus on low-risk periods. Thrombosis research, 136(3), pp. 513-518. Elsevier 10.1016/j.thromres.2015.06.020

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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major cause of mortality during Western women's fertile life. Although half of thromboembolic events occur during times of low-risk situations, almost all our knowledge is focused on medical thromboprophylaxis during high-risk situations. Thus, since we only use medical thromboprophylaxis at high-risk periods, lifestyle advice could be an attractive complement both during high- and low-risk situations. The knowledge of how lifestyle factors affect VTE risk has grown in recent years, and women at high risk are often highly motivated to make changes in order to reduce their risk. This review is focused on modifiable risk factors for VTE and advice that may be given to women at increased risk of VTE.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > BioMedical Research (DBMR) > DCR Unit Sahli Building > Forschungsgruppe Neurologie

UniBE Contributor:

von Känel, Roland

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0049-3848

Publisher:

Elsevier

Language:

English

Submitter:

Romina Theiler

Date Deposited:

16 Mar 2016 12:18

Last Modified:

02 May 2016 10:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.thromres.2015.06.020

PubMed ID:

26117664

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Lifestyle; Obesity; Psychological stress; Pulmonary embolism; Risk factor; Sleep; Thrombosis

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.77009

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/77009

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