Inherited thrombophilias affect over 16% of people and predispose them to venous thromboembolism. Pre-eclampsia is associated with occlusion of the placental spiral arteries. Thrombophilias may cause thrombosis of placental vessels, thereby explaining the link between thrombophilia and pre-eclampsia. We tested the hypothesis that women with pre-eclampsia have a higher risk of subsequent venous thromboembolism.
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