29.03.2018

The international workshop on VTE: searching for balance between risks and benefits

The international workshop on VTE: searching for balance between risks and benefits

Sechenov University’s Clinical Center organized a master class on prevention and treatment of Venous Thromboembolism in Pregnancy on March 23, 2018. Prof. Alexander Makatsariya (head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Faculty of Preventive Medicine) welcomed the participants by introduction of the international projects, scientific and clinical work of the Department.

The foreign expert, Prof. Sam Shulman (McMaster University, Canada) made a report on "Guidelines for the treatment of venous thromboembolism – what is the peculiarity of pregnancy?" Prof. Shulman also presented an analytical report dedicated to the evolution of anticoagulation drugs since the 1940-s,  shared the research findings of new antithrombotic agents, oral thrombin inhibitors, and the principles of venous thromboembolism (VTE) treatment according to the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) clinical guidelines.

He noted that each recommendation should be taken into account by searching for balance between risks and benefits, necessity for periodical re-evaluation of the risks and benefits of anticoagulant treatment.

After the lecture there was a productive discussion between Russian and foreign specialists: Prof Alexander Makatsariya, Prof. Viktoria Bitsatdze (Obstetrics & Gynecology Department of Sechenov University), Prof. Jan Christoph Gri (University of Montpellier, France), Prof. Benjamin Brenner (University of Technion, Israel).