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Vol 47, No 6 (2013)
ARTYKUŁ POGLĄDOWY
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Venous thromboembolism prophylactic methods in acute stroke patients – current state of knowledge

Jan Paweł Bembenek, Anna Członkowska
DOI: 10.5114/ninp.2013.39074
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Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(6):564-571.

open access

Vol 47, No 6 (2013)
ARTYKUŁ POGLĄDOWY
Submitted: 2013-01-12

Abstract

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and its sequel, pulmonary embolism (PE), are serious complications of stroke. There are pharmacological and physical methods to prevent these complications. The authors review the literature and present the current state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of each of the DVT and PE prevention methods in stroke patients and cite current Polish, European and American recommendations regarding this issue. Heparins are the method of choice for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in both ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke patients.

Abstract

Deep venous thrombosis (DVT) and its sequel, pulmonary embolism (PE), are serious complications of stroke. There are pharmacological and physical methods to prevent these complications. The authors review the literature and present the current state of knowledge regarding the effectiveness of each of the DVT and PE prevention methods in stroke patients and cite current Polish, European and American recommendations regarding this issue. Heparins are the method of choice for the prevention of venous thromboembolism in both ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke patients.

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Keywords

venous thromboembolism, deep venous thrombosis, stroke, prophylaxis

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Title

Venous thromboembolism prophylactic methods in acute stroke patients – current state of knowledge

Journal

Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska

Issue

Vol 47, No 6 (2013)

Pages

564-571

DOI

10.5114/ninp.2013.39074

Bibliographic record

Neurol Neurochir Pol 2013;47(6):564-571.

Keywords

venous thromboembolism
deep venous thrombosis
stroke
prophylaxis

Authors

Jan Paweł Bembenek
Anna Członkowska

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