Thromboembolic disease ranks among the most dangerous and common complication in the postoperative or post-traumatic patient. As previously mentioned, the incidence is increasing and fatalities from this complication have also risen substantially. The pathogenesis of thromboembolic disease and the predictability of its occurrence remain elusive. Based upon evidence suggesting that the thrombotic process may begin during surgery, greater attention should be given to the use of prophylactic agents before as well as during the operative procedure. The search continues for a safe, oral agent uniformly effective in preventing thromboembolism.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine