Prior thromboprophylaxis and outcome in patients experiencing acute venous thromboembolism after an acute medical illness

Published: 11 March 2016
Author(s): Adel Merah, Laurent Bertoletti, Mouzayan Ginzarly, David Zeltser, Manuel Barrón, Inmaculada Cañas, Jaume Villalta, Eugenio Bucherini, Manuel Monreal, on behalf of the RIETE investigators
Issue: March 2016
Section: Original Article

Even despite the use of thromboprophylaxis, some patients with an acute medical illness develop symptomatic venous thromboembolism (VTE). It is unclear whether the outcome in these patients is different in those in whom prophylaxis was not prescribed.