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Hospital admission during pregnancy raises risk of thromboembolism

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f6707 (Published 08 November 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f6707
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. 1 London

A cohort study has found that women admitted to hospital during their pregnancy have a substantially increased risk of venous thromboembolism and that the risk remains higher in the 28 days after discharge.1

Researchers from the University of Nottingham and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Foundation Trust in London used linked primary and secondary care data records to identify 206 785 pregnant women aged 15-44 …

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