Venous Thromboembolism and the Cancer Surgical Patient - Professor Kakkar

This publication is a summary of a recent presentation given by Professor Kakkar at Sebel Pier One, Sydney, Australia, on 22nd  September 2011. He discussed the burden of venous thromboembolic (VTE) disease and rationale for primary thromboprophylaxis in the perioperative period, the role of extended prophylaxis nto the post-discharge period, guidelines, and the mpact of VTE on the outcome of patients with malignant disease.

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