A review of thromboembolic complications in pregnancy

D. Jurus, A. Duhl, S. H. Ural

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Combined with the enlarging uterus compressing the venous system of the pelvis and the vessel trauma incurred in delivery, an increase in clotting factor production in pregnancy predisposes the gravid patient to the peril of thromboembolism. When a patient has an inherited thrombophilia and becomes pregnant, this combination of risk factors in the presence of pregnancy may be the tipping point, pushing the coagulation cascade into an activated state. All thrombophilias, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism are factors associated with complications in pregnancy that may lead to catastrophic consequences. This review report on the most frequent thromboembolic complications in pregnancy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-128
Number of pages8
JournalMinerva Ginecologica
Volume62
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Fingerprint

Pregnancy Complications
Pregnancy
Blood Coagulation Factors
Thrombophilia
Thromboembolism
Pelvis
Pulmonary Embolism
Venous Thrombosis
Uterus
Wounds and Injuries

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

Cite this

Jurus, D. ; Duhl, A. ; Ural, S. H. / A review of thromboembolic complications in pregnancy. In: Minerva Ginecologica. 2010 ; Vol. 62, No. 2. pp. 121-128.
@article{253e0e7259fd432896da5fe81dedb00f,
title = "A review of thromboembolic complications in pregnancy",
abstract = "Combined with the enlarging uterus compressing the venous system of the pelvis and the vessel trauma incurred in delivery, an increase in clotting factor production in pregnancy predisposes the gravid patient to the peril of thromboembolism. When a patient has an inherited thrombophilia and becomes pregnant, this combination of risk factors in the presence of pregnancy may be the tipping point, pushing the coagulation cascade into an activated state. All thrombophilias, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism are factors associated with complications in pregnancy that may lead to catastrophic consequences. This review report on the most frequent thromboembolic complications in pregnancy.",
author = "D. Jurus and A. Duhl and Ural, {S. H.}",
year = "2010",
month = "4",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "62",
pages = "121--128",
journal = "Minerva Ginecologica",
issn = "0026-4784",
publisher = "Edizioni Minerva Medica S.p.A.",
number = "2",

}

Jurus, D, Duhl, A & Ural, SH 2010, 'A review of thromboembolic complications in pregnancy', Minerva Ginecologica, vol. 62, no. 2, pp. 121-128.

A review of thromboembolic complications in pregnancy. / Jurus, D.; Duhl, A.; Ural, S. H.

In: Minerva Ginecologica, Vol. 62, No. 2, 04.2010, p. 121-128.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

TY - JOUR

T1 - A review of thromboembolic complications in pregnancy

AU - Jurus, D.

AU - Duhl, A.

AU - Ural, S. H.

PY - 2010/4

Y1 - 2010/4

N2 - Combined with the enlarging uterus compressing the venous system of the pelvis and the vessel trauma incurred in delivery, an increase in clotting factor production in pregnancy predisposes the gravid patient to the peril of thromboembolism. When a patient has an inherited thrombophilia and becomes pregnant, this combination of risk factors in the presence of pregnancy may be the tipping point, pushing the coagulation cascade into an activated state. All thrombophilias, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism are factors associated with complications in pregnancy that may lead to catastrophic consequences. This review report on the most frequent thromboembolic complications in pregnancy.

AB - Combined with the enlarging uterus compressing the venous system of the pelvis and the vessel trauma incurred in delivery, an increase in clotting factor production in pregnancy predisposes the gravid patient to the peril of thromboembolism. When a patient has an inherited thrombophilia and becomes pregnant, this combination of risk factors in the presence of pregnancy may be the tipping point, pushing the coagulation cascade into an activated state. All thrombophilias, deep vein thrombosis, and pulmonary embolism are factors associated with complications in pregnancy that may lead to catastrophic consequences. This review report on the most frequent thromboembolic complications in pregnancy.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77954751615&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77954751615&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Review article

C2 - 20502424

AN - SCOPUS:77954751615

VL - 62

SP - 121

EP - 128

JO - Minerva Ginecologica

JF - Minerva Ginecologica

SN - 0026-4784

IS - 2

ER -