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Clin Geriatr Med. 2008 Nov;24(4):625-39, viii. doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2008.08.001.

Prevention of venous thromboembolism after surgery.

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  • 1Hospital Medicine, Leonard M. Miller University of Miami School of Medicine, 1120 NW 14th Street, 933 CRB (C216), Miami, FL 33130, USA.


Venous thromboembolism, including deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, is the third leading cause of cardiovascular death after myocardial infarction and stroke in the United States. Recommendations regarding the type and duration of prophylaxis for the various conditions are summarized herein.

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