Owens Recovery Science Podcast: BFR and VTE

31 March 2020

In this episode Johnny and the guys tackle the complicated decision making process involved in choosing whether or not to use BFR when considering VTE risk factors. Below we’ve included the notes with bibliography that we worked from so that you can follow along if you like. We hope you enjoy it!! Check out the full podcast here.

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Caprini risk assessment – venousdisease.com/caprini-dvt-risk-assessment-app/


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Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Electronic address: [email protected], Practice Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. Combined hormonal contraception and the risk of venous thromboembolism: a guideline. Fertil Steril. 2017;107(1):43-51.

Heit JA, Kobbervig CE, James AH, Petterson TM, Bailey KR, Melton LJ 3rd. Trends in the incidence of venous thromboembolism during pregnancy or postpartum: a 30-year population-based study. Ann Intern Med. 2005;143(10):697-706.

Sweetland S, Green J, Liu B, et al. Duration and magnitude of the postoperative risk of venous thromboembolism in middle aged women: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2009;339:b4583.

Roberts LN, Porter G, Barker RD, et al. Comprehensive VTE prevention program incorporating mandatory risk assessment reduces the incidence of hospital-associated thrombosis. Chest. 2013;144(4):1276-1281.

Shaw DM. Factor V Leiden- An Overview. Clin Lab Sci. 2006;19(4):218-221.

Adams M, Fell J, Williams A. Exercise causing thrombosis. Phys Sportsmed. 2009;37(4):124-130.

Hilberg T, Jeschke D, Gabriel HHW. Hereditary thrombophilia in elite athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2002;34(2):218-221.

Martinelli I, Taioli E, Battaglioli T, et al. Risk of venous thromboembolism after air travel: interaction with thrombophilia and oral contraceptives. Arch Intern Med. 2003;163(22):2771-2774.

Naess IA, Christiansen SC, Romundstad P, Cannegieter SC, Rosendaal FR, Hammerstrøm J. Incidence and mortality of venous thrombosis: a population-based study. J Thromb Haemost. 2007;5(4):692-699.

Ocak G, Vossen CY, Verduijn M, et al. Risk of venous thrombosis in patients with major illnesses: results from the MEGA study: Major illnesses and venous thrombosis. J Thromb Haemost. 2013;11(1):116-123.

Furie B, Furie BC. Mechanisms of thrombus formation. N Engl J Med. 2008;359(9):938-949.

Dahlbäck B. Advances in Understanding Mechanisms of Thrombophilic Disorders. Hamostaseologie. 2020;40(1):12-21.

Kumar DR, Hanlin E, Glurich I, Mazza JJ, Yale SH. Virchow’s contribution to the understanding of thrombosis and cellular biology. Clin Med Res. 2010;8(3-4):168-172.

Sharma P. Paget-Schroetter syndrome after a dental procedure in a patient with factor V Leiden (R506Q) heterozygosity. Blood Coagul Fibrinolysis. 2017;28(3):269-271.


Donahue BS. Factor V Leiden and perioperative risk. Anesth Analg. 2004;98(6):1623-1634, table of contents.

Makris M. Factor V Leiden: to test or not to test, that is the debate. Blood Transfus. 2012;10(3):255-256.

van Stralen KJ, Rosendaal FR, Doggen CJM. Minor injuries as a risk factor for venous thrombosis. Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(1):21-26.

Factor V (5) Leiden Thrombophilia. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK1368/pdf/Bookshelf_NBK1368.pdf.

Bond CW, Hackney KJ, Brown SL, Noonan BC. Blood Flow Restriction Resistance Exercise as a Rehabilitation Modality Following Orthopaedic Surgery: A Review of Venous Thromboembolism Risk. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther. 2019;49(1):17-27.

Jarrett PM, Ritchie IK, Albadran L, Glen SK, Bridges AB, Ely M. Do thigh tourniquets contribute to the formation of intra-operative venous emboli? Acta Orthop Belg. 2004;70(3):253-259.

Noto T, Hashimoto G, Takagi T, et al. Paget-Schroetter Syndrome Resulting from Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and KAATSU Training. Intern Med. 2017;56(19):2595-2601.