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7 Feb

Notification of investigation: management of VTE risk in patients following thrombolysis for an acute stroke

  • Written by: Communications team

The investigation will focus on the risk reduction measures to prevent deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE) in patients that have suffered an acute stroke.


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