DVT prophylaxis in the hospitalized medical patient
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Prophylaxis against deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is recommended in acutely ill hospitalized patients, especially those with certain risk factors (TABLE). According to the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP), prophylaxis should be with heparin or heparin-related products, if no contraindications to anticoagulation are present.
Evidence Based Practice 13(6): 07.