PE and Pregnancy

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Having a pregnant patient with suspected PE, you know what I’m talking about. It is usually a disaster, mom is worry about fetus, dad is worry about mom, you are worry about both! how much is the risk of PE in pregnancy?

Meng etal, reviewed 27 articles related to this topic in a meta-analysis. They found 1.1‰ (1.0-1.3‰) for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and 0.3‰ (0.2-0.4‰) for pulmonary embolism (PE). Risk of VTE after postpartum was significantly higher.


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