Do compression stockings help prevent post-op VTE?
Patients may not need to be squeezed into compression stockings following elective surgery so long as heparin is given, according to findings from the UK.
The study shows patients with a moderate to high risk of venous thromboembolism had similar rates of VTE whether they wore the compression stockings or not.
The findings led the researchers to recommend a revision of guidelines that advise the long-held practice.
The study covered 1858 patients who