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Aspirin May Be Best to Prevent VTE in Some TKA Patients Medscape

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Description: Aspirin may be the most effective choice to prevent pulmonary embolism (PE) and venous thromboembolism (VTE) in patients undergoing orthopaedic surgery, according to a new study examining a potential role for aspirin in these patients. Aspirin is not currently recommended by the American College of Chest Physicians to help prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) after surgery. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), however, has developed separate guidelines to prevent PE and VTE that are more clinically relevant to orthopaedic surgeons. The AAOS guidelines recommend aspirin to prevent PE and VTE in patients with a low risk of DVT or a higher risk of bleeding.

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