Venous Thrombosis in Women: Pregnancy, the Contraceptive Pill and Hormone Replacement Therapy, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Venous Thrombosis in Women

Pregnancy, the Contraceptive Pill and Hormone Replacement Therapy, 1st Edition

By Ian A. Greer

CRC Press

112 pages | 6 B/W Illus.

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Description

The impact of hormones on deep venous thrombosis is one of the most charged and debated subjects in contraceptive medicine. Female hormonal balance is primarily affected by the use of either oral contraceptives or HRT. For a long time it has been recognized that oral contraceptives can raise the incidence of DVT; however, there has been an enormous controversy as to whether all progestins do this equally or whether some have a greater impact than others where oral contraception is concerned. Written by a world leader on the subject, this book offers the latest clinical information about the effects of pregnancy, the contraceptive pill, and hormone replacement therapy on thrombotic problems in women.

Table of Contents

Overview of the Haemostatic and Fibrinolytic Systems. Physiological Changes in Haemostasis and Fibrinolysis in Pregnancy. Venous Thrombosis in Pregnancy. Venous Thrombosis and the Oral Contraceptive Pill. Venous Thrombosis and Hormone Replacement Therapy.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MED010000
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MED033000
MEDICAL / Gynecology & Obstetrics