Venous thromboembolism following microsurgical breast reconstruction: An objective analysis in 225 consecutive patients using low-molecular-weight heparin prophylaxis Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Anticoagulants
  • Free Tissue Flaps
  • Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight
  • Leg
  • Mammaplasty
  • Mastectomy
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Venous Thromboembolism
  • Venous Thrombosis

abstract

  • This report shows that the objective incidence of deep vein thrombosis was 3.4 percent within 5 postoperative days in this patient population. The authors' findings support the use of triple thromboprophylaxis and demonstrate that low-molecular-weight heparin is a safe and effective method for prevention of venous thromboembolism in this population.

publication date

  • April 2011

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/PRS.0b013e318208d025

PubMed ID

  • 21187811

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1399

end page

  • 406

volume

  • 127

number

  • 4