Learning Objectives :
- Learn the risk factors for VTE in patients with acute medical conditions and tools for VTE risk stratification.
- Learn the risk of VTE associated with major acute cardiovascular syndromes and with common cardiovascular procedures.
- Learn the pharmacological strategies and optimal duration of thromboprophylaxis in acutely ill medical patients including those with acute cardiovascular disease or undergoing cardiovascular procedures.
- Learn methods of mechanical thromboprophylaxis in patients with active bleeding or at elevated risk of bleeding.