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Prophylaxis with heparin prevents pulmonary embolus in medical inpatients

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: (Published 01 March 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:448

Anticoagulant prophylaxis with unfractionated or low molecular weight heparins reduces the risk of pulmonary embolus by about half in selected medical inpatients, according to a meta-analysis of nine randomised trials.

The trials included nearly 20 000 patients in total. Twenty of the 9915 …

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