What is it about?

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) blood clot is a deep veins of the limbs. VTE is a cause ofmaternal mortality. This study examined the risk factors for VTE by following over 103 thousand pregnancies during 2011 ane 2014. Two novel risk factors for VTE were identified: 1) endometriosis led to a 2.7x increase in VTE incidences, and 2) repeated pregnancy loss led to a 6.13x increase in VTE incidences. Additional risk factors identified inlcuded threatened abortion, threatened preterm birth, preterm birth and cesearian section.

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Why is it important?

For women with these VTE risk factors, clinicians should take appropriate measures to prevent VTE.

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This page is a summary of: Endometriosis and Recurrent Pregnancy Loss as New Risk Factors for Venous Thromboembolism during Pregnancy and Post-Partum: The JECS Birth Cohort, Thrombosis and Haemostasis, February 2019, Thieme Publishing Group,
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1677733.
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