Deep vein thrombosis and caesarean section

Zoe Meneilly, Karen McCutcheon

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Abstract

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) presents a significant risk for women requiring Caesarean section.
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) remains the leading direct cause of maternal death in the
UK and is the second most common cause of maternal death worldwide, accounting for 11%
of maternal deaths (RCOG 2009). This article uses a reflective cycle to explore the role of the
preoperative practitioner in the prevention of DVT for women undergoing elective Caesarean
section.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
Volume23
Issue number1&2
Publication statusPublished - 01 Jan 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • Medical–Surgical
  • Surgery

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