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Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Anticoagulation in Pregnancy

Catherine Nelson-Piercy
Catherine Nelson-Piercy
on behalf of Health Education England

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Launch date: 03 Apr 2018
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Last updated: 02 May 2018

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This session covers the use of anticoagulants in pregnancy, with specific reference to the acute management of venous thromboembolism (VTE) in pregnancy. The safety issues for the mother and fetus of unfractionated heparin (UH), low molecular weight heparins (LMWH) and warfarin are discussed.


By the end of this session you will be able to:
• Describe the advantages of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) over unfractionated heparin (UH)
• Highlight why it is the treatment of choice in pregnancy
• List the adverse effects of warfarin on the developing fetus
• Liaise with a pregnant patient, her obstetrician and obstetric anaesthetist about peripartum management of anticoagulation
Catherine Nelson-Piercy

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Catherine Nelson-Piercy
on behalf of Health Education England

Professor Nelson-Piercy MA FRCP FRCOG is a Consultant Obstetric Physician at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ Hospitals Trust and Queen Charlotte’s Hospital in London. Her undergraduate studies were at King’s College, Cambridge University and St Bartholomew’s Hospital. She trained as a physician, and now specialises in the care of women with medical problems in pregnancy. Catherine also runs special joint clinics for women with renal disease, cardiac, and rheumatic disorders in pregnancy. She offers pre-pregnancy counselling for women with pre-existing medical problems and those with problems in previous pregnancies.

Professor Nelson-Piercy has been involved in the development of several evidence-based National Guidelines notably for ’Contraception in Women with Heart Disease’, BTS/SIGN ’Asthma in Pregnancy’ and RCOG Green Top Guideline on ’Reducing the risk of thromboembolism during pregnancy, birth & the puerperium’. She has over 170 publications and has edited four books and written the successful Handbook of Obstetric Medicine, now in its third edition. She is also one of the central assessors for maternal deaths and chapter author for Heart Disease in ‘Saving Mothers Lives’, CEMACH (Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health) 2000-02 and 2003-5.

Professor Nelson-Piercy is president of the International Society of Obstetric Medicine (ISOM), sat on the Education Committee of the British Maternal and Fetal Medicine Society (BMFMS) and was the first Flexible Working Officer for the Royal College of Physicians of London, with responsibility for flexible/part-time training and working. She is editor in chief of a new journal ‘Obstetric Medicine: the medicine of pregnancy.’

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  • Health Education England
  • 0.50 Units -
    Exam Pass Rate: 60

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