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Venous Thromboembolism in Surgical Lung Cancer Patients: A Provincial Population-Based Study

Friday, September 23, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery


Gileh-Gol Akhtar-Danesh, MD, Noori Akhtar-Danesh, PhD, and Yaron Shargall, MD
This study aimed to establish risk factors for venous thromboembolism (VTE), a significant cause of mortality in lung cancer surgical patients. Unlike in surgical specialties that have adopted postdischarge VTE prophylaxis, in thoracic surgery the evidence is scarce. The study concluded that patients undergoing more extensive procedures and patients with advance stage lung cancer have an increased VTE risk. Strategies to reduce VTE risk should be considered in these patients.

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