Venous thromboembolism prophylaxis using the Caprini score

Dis Mon. 2019 Aug;65(8):249-298. doi: 10.1016/j.disamonth.2018.12.005. Epub 2019 Jan 9.


Venous thromboembolism (VTE) including pulmonary embolism (PE) and deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is one of the leading causes of preventable cardiovascular disease in the United States (US) and is the number one preventable cause of death following a surgical procedure. Post-operative VTE is associated with multiple short and long-term complications. We will focus on reviewing the many faces of VTE in detail as they represent common challenging scenarios in clinical practice.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Anticoagulants / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Postoperative Care
  • Practice Guidelines as Topic
  • Precision Medicine
  • Risk Assessment
  • Venous Thromboembolism / etiology
  • Venous Thromboembolism / prevention & control*


  • Anticoagulants