DVT in pregnancy

DVT management in pregnancy
  • Preferred anticoagulant during pregnancy  =  LMWH.
  • Unfractionated heparin requires more monitoring and may increase the risk of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.
  • Warfarin:
    •  NOT during pregnancy
    • OK during breastfeeding.

Ref: Dresang LT, Fontaine P, Leeman L, King VJ: Venous thromboembolism during pregnancy. Am Fam Physician 2008;77(12):1709-1716. 2) Longo DL, Fauci AS, Kasper DL, et al (eds): Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, ed 18. McGraw-Hill, 2012, pp 57-58.