Group issues guidelines to reduce blood clot risk during C-sections

08/28/2011 | HealthDay News

With the risk of venous thromboembolism almost doubling with cesarean sections, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advised that women should wear inflatable compression devices on their legs during the surgery. But the group will say in guidelines to be published next month in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology that emergency C-sections shouldn't be delayed to put the devices in place. Patients at high risk of clots should receive anticoagulants, according to the guidelines.

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