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Venous thromboembolic event prevention in acute stroke: update on evidence and recommendations
  1. Joseph Anderson
  1. Correspondence to Dr Joseph Anderson, Neurology Department, Royal Gwent Hospital, Cardiff Road, Newport NP20 2UB, UK; joseph.anderson{at}wales.nhs.uk, j_anderson1981{at}hotmail.com

Abstract

Venous thromboembolic events are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute stroke and their prevention presents a significant challenge. This article outlines the clinical trial evidence for prevention of venous thromboembolic events in acute stroke, and the current UK clinical practice recommendations.

  • STROKE
  • MEDICINE
  • RANDOMISED TRIALS

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