Letters Obesity and pregnancy

Obesity is a risk factor for thromboembolism

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b388 (Published 02 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b388
  1. David J Burch, consultant1,
  2. Anne-Marie O’Neill, medical student1
  1. 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Royal Lancaster Infirmary, Lancaster LA1 4RP
  1. david.burch{at}mbht.nhs.uk

    Stotland’s review of obesity and pregnancy hardly mentioned thromboembolism,1 yet pulmonary embolism is the leading direct cause of maternal death in the UK, with 33 deaths between 2003 and 2005. Of …

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