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  1. Venous thromboembolism

    Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a blood clot in a vein. VTEs can partially or completely obstruct blood flow. The most frequent types of VTE are

    • deep-vein thrombosis (DVT) and
    • pulmonary embolism (PE)

    Pharmacological VTE prophylaxis and treatment relies on the use of different classes of drugs; anti-coagulants, antiplatelet drugs and thrombolytic/fibrinolytic agents.

    efaccena - 18/04/2023 - 2:18pm

  2. Acute ischemic stroke (AIS)

    Acute ischemic stroke is caused by thrombotic or embolic occlusion of a cerebral artery, which leads to a sudden loss of blood circulation to a focal area of the brain. This results in a corresponding loss of neurologic function. The text that follows has been summarized and adapted from a transcript written by Amanda Dippold as part of her clinical pharmacology training.

    efaccena - 14/08/2018 - 10:32am