CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Journal of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care 2019; 06(03): 284-291
DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-1698725
Review Article
Indian Society of Neuroanaesthesiology and Critical Care

Thromboprophylaxis in Neuro Intensive Care Unit

Amlan Swain
1  Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
,
Seelora Sahu
1  Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
,
Binita Panigrahi
2  Department of Critical Care, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
,
Deb S. Nag
1  Department of Anaesthesiology, Tata Main Hospital, Jamshedpur, India
› Author Affiliations
Funding This review received the department and institutional support.
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Publication History

Received: 15 August 2019

Accepted after revision: 04 September 2019

Publication Date:
20 November 2019 (online)

  

Abstract

The propensity for venous thromboembolism in patients admitted to neurocritical care setups is high because of predilection toward venous stasis as well as pathological processes favoring embolus formation and dissemination. The application of routine thromboprophylaxis guidelines in the various subsets of neurologically injured patients is limited by the fear of bleeding inside neurologically significant closed locations. The aim of this review is to lay out thromboprophylaxis guidelines in various subsets of patients admitted to neurocritical care setups according to recent evidence base, which is still an evolving process.