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INTERNATIONAL ANGIOLOGY

Rivista di Angiologia


Official Journal of the International Union of Angiology, the International Union of Phlebology and the Central European Vascular Forum
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International Angiology 2018 Apr 11

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-9590.18.03982-2

Copyright © 2018 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

lingua: Inglese

Risk assessment as a guide for the prevention of cancer-associated thromboembolism

Ahmed AL-OGAILI 1 , Harry E. FUENTES 1, Alfonso J. TAFUR 2, Joseph CAPRINI 3

1 Department of Internal Medicine, John H. Stroger Jr, Hospital of Cook County, Chicago, IL, USA; 2 Department of Medicine, Cardiology-Vascular Medicine, Northshore University HealthSystem, Evanston, IL, USA; 3 Pritzker School of Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem, IL, USA


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Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a major source of morbidity and mortality among patients diagnosed with cancer. In addition to an increased risk of VTE, patients with cancer are at higher risk of bleeding while receiving therapeutic anticoagulation. Aggressive and targeted thromboprophylaxis is a crucial practice to avoid the dreaded complications of VTE. Risk assessment models (RAM) are tools developed to identify high-risk patients in whom thromboprophylaxis is beneficial. This review describes the most validated VTE RAMs in patients with cancer.


KEY WORDS: Cancer associated thrombosis - Venous thromboembolism - Cancer - Thrombosis - Caprini score - Khorana score - Primary prevention - Thromboprophylaxis

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Article first published online: April 11, 2018
Manuscript accepted: April 4, 2018
Manuscript received: February 10, 2018

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Al-Ogaili A, Fuentes HE, Tafur AJ, Caprini J. Risk assessment as a guide for the prevention of cancer-associated thromboembolism. Int Angiol 2018 Apr 11. DOI: 10.23736/S0392-9590.18.03982-2

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aalogaili@cookcountyhhs.org