Published: 1 February 2022
Author(s): Shannon M. Bates
Issue: March 2022
Section: Commentary

The care of pregnant persons at risk for or with known or suspected venous thromboembolism (VTE) has many challenges; including specialized content knowledge, a limited high-quality evidence base upon which to make decisions, conflicting guideline recommendations, the need to consider the wellbeing of both the mother and the fetus, and an informed and engaged patient population that appropriately embraces shared decision making. For some, these challenges are what makes this area of thrombosis medicine rewarding, while for others they provoke anxiety.

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