Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Venous thromboembolism and adverse pregnancy outcomes are potential complications of pregnancy. Numerous studies have evaluated both the risk factors for and the prevention and management of these outcomes in pregnant patients. Reddy stated the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) just came out with their new recommendations for Preventing Thromboembolism in pregnant women. Please read and digest these article which breaks down the new guidelines. She also informed us aspirin and lovenox (a blood thinner) are indicated to be given for the duration of a pregnancy for women with prior thromboembolic disease ~ and ~ may be given safely.