Puerperal Thromboembolic Disease in “High Risk” CasesBr Med J 1973; 1 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.1.5848.263 (Published 03 February 1973) Cite this as: Br Med J 1973;1:263
- Peter Jackson
One hundred obstetric patients were studied for evidence of puerperal thromboembolic disease. Only one case of deep vein thrombosis was detected in patients thought to be in a “high risk” category because of age or operative intervention. Clinical findings were unreliable compared with measurements of 125I-labelled fibrinogen uptake. Doppler ultrasound flow detection proved a simple screening technique but produced no abnormal findings in this series.