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Reducing the Risk of Venous Thromboembolism during Pregnancy and the Puerperium

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Last updated:1st Apr 2015

The aim of this guideline is to provide advice, based on clinical evidence where available, regarding the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) during pregnancy, birth and following delivery. For the diagnosis and management of acute VTE in pregnancy, please refer to Green-top Guideline No. 37b. For anticoagulation for mechanical heart valves in pregnancy, the reader is directed to the chapter covering this within the proceedings of the RCOG study group on heart disease. A summary of the guideline for antenatal and postnatal thromboprophylaxis is given in Appendix I.


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