Intervention Protocol

Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing cardiac or thoracic surgery

  1. Marcello Di Nisio1,*,
  2. Ettore Porreca1,
  3. Noemi Ferrante1,
  4. Anne WS Rutjes2

Editorial Group: Cochrane Peripheral Vascular Diseases Group

Published Online: 15 FEB 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009658


How to Cite

Di Nisio M, Porreca E, Ferrante N, Rutjes AWS. Primary prophylaxis for venous thromboembolism in patients undergoing cardiac or thoracic surgery (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 2. Art. No.: CD009658. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD009658.

Author Information

  1. 1

    "University G. D'Annunzio" Foundation, Department of Medicine and Aging; Centre for Aging Sciences (Ce.S.I.), Internal Medicine Unit, Chieti, Italy

  2. 2

    University of Bern, Division of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, Bern, Switzerland

*Marcello Di Nisio, Department of Medicine and Aging; Centre for Aging Sciences (Ce.S.I.), Internal Medicine Unit, "University G. D'Annunzio" Foundation, via dei Vestini 31, Chieti, 66013, Italy. mdinisio@unich.it.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 15 FEB 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects of primary thromboprophylaxis on the incidence of symptomatic VTE and major bleeding in patients undergoing cardiac or thoracic surgery.