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

  • Protocol
  • Intervention

Authors

  • Marcello Di Nisio,

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

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  • Ettore Porreca,

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

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

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