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Platelet Count and Bleeding in Patients Receiving Anticoagulant Therapy for Venous Thromboembolism: Lesson from the RIETE Registry

Authors Di Micco P, Monreal M

Received 9 October 2019

Accepted for publication 17 December 2019

Published 3 January 2020 Volume 2019:10 Pages 453—456

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JBM.S234053

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Martin H. Bluth


Pierpaolo Di Micco,1 Manuel Monreal2

1Department of Internal Medicine and Emergency Room, Ospedale Buon Consiglio Fatebenefratelli, Naples, Italy; 2Department of Internal Medicine, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Badalona, Barcelona, Spain

Correspondence: Pierpaolo Di Micco Email pdimicco@libero.it

Abstract: Major bleeding is one of the most dangerous complications for patients undergoing anticoagulant treatment for VTE. Several clinical scores have been planned to identify patients at higher risk of bleeding, and most of them take into consideration the number of platelets in particular if lower than normal. Here we report the clinical experience made with the RIETE registry concerning anticoagulant treatment in the presence of different values of platelets and their related risk of bleeding.

Keywords: thrombocytopenia, venous thromboembolism, bleeding, bleeding risk


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