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Clinical Problems in Cardiopulmonary Disease |

Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in Total Joint Replacement*

Jeffery L. Pierson, MD; Morton E. Tavel, MD, FCCP
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*Jeffery L. Pierson, MD, is from the Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.

Correspondence to: Morton Tavel, MD, FCCP, 8333 Naab Road, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46260; e-mail: mtavel6986@aol.com



Chest. 2001;120(1):302-304. doi:10.1378/chest.120.1.302
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1Salvati, EA, Pelligrini, D, Sharrock, NE, et al (2000) Symposium: recent advances in venous thromboembolic prophylaxis during and after total hip replacement.J Bone Joint Surg82,252-2702Patterson, BM, Marchand, R, Ranawat, C Complications of heparin therapy after total joint arthroplasty.J Bone Joint Surg1989;71,1130-11343Lawton, RL, Morrey, BF The use of heparin in patients in whom a pulmonary embolism is suspected after total hip arthroplasty.J Bone Joint Surg1999;81,1063-10724Amstutz, HC, Friscia, DA, Dorey, F, et al Warfarin prophylaxis to prevent mortality from pulmonary embolism after total hip replacement.J Bone Joint Surg1989;71,321-3265Lieberman, JR, Wollaeger, J, Dorey, F, et al The efficacy of prophylaxis with low-dose warfarin for prevention of pulmonary embolism following total hip arthroplasty.J Bone Joint Surg1997;79,319-325\

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