Venous thrombo-embolism, venous thrombosis and pulmonary embolism are common complications in postoperative patients. This focused handbook covers the topics of epidemiology, screening, and prophylaxis along with diagnosis and management of venous thrombo-embolism. It covers both mechanical and pharmacological methods of prophylaxis and various drugs used in prevention and treatment viz. heparins (unfractionated and low molecular weight), anticoagulants (vitamin K antagonists and novel oral anticoagulants), etc. The A-Z format makes this book a useful practical guide. The approach will break the barriers to the use of venous thrombo-embolism prophylaxis in the minds of physicians.
- Discusses the content in an innovative A-Z format
- Contains practical tips for day-to-day clinical management
- Examines the use of venous thrombo-embolism prophylaxis by practicing physicians and residents
Table of Contents
Foreword to the First Edition
About the Authors
List of Abbreviations
Key Points about Venous Thromboembolism
Frequently Asked Questions About Venous Thromboembolism
Some Myths/Misconceptions About Venous Thromboembolism
Global Venous Thromboembolism Guidelines
A through Z
Brands of Thromboprophylaxis Agents Available in India
Dr VK Kapoor is Professor of Surgical Gastroenterology at the Sanjay Gandhi Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS), Lucknow India. Prof Kapoor has been a Visiting Professor to the Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), Portland OR USA, the King’s College Hospital (KCH), London UK and the International Medical University (IMU), Kuala Lumpur Malaysia and a Visiting Consultant Surgeon to the Zayed Military Hospital (ZMH), Abu Dhabi UAE
Dr SK Das is a Consultant Vascular & Endovascular Surgeon at the Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and London North West University Health Care NHS Trust, London UK. He is also Honorary Professor, Brunel Institute of Bioengineering, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer and Director of Clinical Studies, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London UK.