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Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolic Events (VTE) in adults undergoing major orthopaedic surgery of the lower limbs such as hip fracture, major knee surgery or hip replacement surgery.

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolic Events (VTE) in adults undergoing abdominal surgery who are judged to be at high risk of thromboembolic complications, such as patients undergoing abdominal cancer surgery (see section 5.1).

Prevention of Venous Thromboembolic Events (VTE) in adult medical patients who are judged to be at high risk for VTE and who are immobilised due to acute illness such as cardiac insufficiency and/or acute respiratory disorders, and/or acute infectious or inflammatory disease.

Treatment of unstable angina or non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (UA/NSTEMI) in adultsfor whom urgent (< 120 mins) invasive management (PCI) is not indicated (see sections 4.4 and 5.1).

Treatment of ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in adults who are managed with thrombolytics or who initially are to receive no other form of reperfusion therapy.

Treatment of adults with acute symptomatic spontaneous superficial-vein thrombosis of the lower limbs without concomitant deep-vein thrombosis (see sections 4.2 and 5.1).

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