Venous thrombo-embolism, venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are common complications in postoperative patients. This focused handbook covers the topics of epidemiology, screening, and prophylaxis along with diagnosis and management of venous thrombo-embolism. It covers both mechanical and pharmacological methods of prophylaxis and various drugs used in prevention and treatment viz. heparins (unfractionated and low molecular weight), anticoagulants (vitamin K antagonists and novel oral anticoagulants), etc. The A-Z format makes this book a useful practical guide. The approach will break the barriers to the use of venous thrombo-embolism prophylaxis in the minds of physicians.
Discusses the content in an innovative A-Z format
Contains practical tips for day-to-day clinical management
Examines the use of venous thrombo-embolism prophylaxis by practicing physicians and residents