For some pregnant women, this time can be especially hazardous with the very real risk of developing a venous thrombus or pulmonary embolus during the perinatal period. But why is it that the majority of venous thrombi are found in the left leg? Join Dr Briony Cutts for an enlightening discussion on VTE in pregnancy to find out the answer, as well as what puts women at risk for clotting issues during this time.
Dr Briony Cutts is an obstetric medicine physician and haematologist who completed her fellowship in 2012. She worked as a fellow at the Royal Women’s Hospital in Melbourne and Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital in London. She works at several major Melbourne metropolitan teaching hospitals including the Royal Women’s, Box Hill, and Sunshine hospitals and is actively involved in research and teaching haematology and obstetric medicine to physicians, pathology and obstetric trainees, obstetricians, gynaecologists, and midwives. She is published in peer-reviewed journals and regularly presents at conferences both nationally and internationally.