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VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM - PREVENTION
Venous thromboembolism is comprised of pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis and is associated with significant morbidity and mortality.
Decision on which type of prophylaxis to be given must be individualized for each patient.
All patients admitted for major trauma, surgery or acute medical illness should be assessed for risk of venous thromboembolism and bleeding before starting prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism.
Early mobilization and leg exercises for any patient recently immobilized are recommended. Immobilized patients should also be adequately hydrated.
Intermittent pneumatic compression devices periodically compress calf and/or thighs and stimulate fibrinolysis. It has been shown to be effective in prophylaxis of asymptomatic deep venous thrombosis in surgical patients.
Graduated compression stockings may be used for deep venous thrombosis prophylaxis in surgical patients with no contraindication for use.
Drug Information

Indication: DVT & pulmonary embolism (PE). Prevention of stroke & systemic embolism in adult patients w/ non-valvu...

Indication: 75-mg & 110-mg cap: Primary prevention of venous thromboembolic events in adult patients who have undergon...

Indication: Prevention of venous thromboembolic events (VTE) in patients undergoing major orthopaedic surgery of the lower...

Indication: Transient ischaemic attacks, secondary prevention of MI. Platelet aggregation inhibitor for prophylaxis agains...

Indication: AMI. Prevention of heart attack in certain high-risk patients; prevention of CVA after transient ischaemic att...

Indication: 10-mg tab Prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in adult patients undergoing elective hip or knee replace...

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