Title

Venous Thromboembolism in Patients with Heart Failure: In-hospital and Chronic Use of Anti-Coagulants for Prevention

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2012

Abstract

Heart failure (HF) is a common clinical syndrome characterized by high morbidity and frequent hospitalizations. HF is an independent and major risk factor for venous thromboembolism (VTE) and VTE occurring in patients with HF carries a worse prognosis. The present review will focus on short and long term role of anti-coagulants in prevention of venous thrombosis in HF patients. We will also be discussing the recently investigated and patented anti-coagulants which could have a role in this specific population.

Volume

7

Issue

1

First Page

53

Last Page

58

ISSN

15748901

Disciplines

Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Cardiology | Chemicals and Drugs | Medical Sciences | Medical Specialties | Medicine and Health Sciences | Therapeutics

PubMedID

22250920

Department(s)

Department of Medicine, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine Fellows and Residents

Document Type

Article