Dalteparin reduced venous thromboembolic events without increased bleeding in acutely ill medical patients

March 2005
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2005, Vol. 142 Issue 2, p40
Academic Journal
The article cites a study, which determines the efficacy and safety of dalteparin for prevention of venous thromboembolic events in acutely ill medical patients. 3706 patients were included for the study that had an acute medical condition requiring 4 days of hospitalization and had been immobilized for 3 days. Dalteparin reduced combined venous thromboembolism and sudden death more than placebo in acutely ill medical patients at 21 days and did not increase bleeding. The study was published in the 2004 issue of the journal "Circulation."


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