Medical Problems in Pregnant Women

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Michèle Mahone MSc MD
Nadine Sauvé MD

prescription of a new drug during pregnancy, thromboprophylaxis for asymptomatic thrombophilias, thrombophilia screening, prevention for placental complications


The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) published its latest (9th edition) guidelines in February 2012. This document is a valuable reference for all clinicians. In the current article, through the analysis of three clinical cases, the authors review, describe, and analyze the most significant new information from the chapter “VTE, Thrombophilia, Antithrombotic Therapy, and Pregnancy”: (1) strategies for clinicians facing the prescription of a new drug during pregnancy with little available data; (2) recommendations about indications of thromboprophylaxis for asymptomatic thrombophilias; and (3) thrombophilia screening and secondary prevention for placental complications.
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