What is the dermatologic preoperative evaluation and management of antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants?

Updated: Mar 16, 2020
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Dirk M Elston, MD  more...
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Antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants can have an adverse effect on wound healing. Resultant hematoma formation has been shown to cause mechanical disruption, increase the risk of infection, and disturb the fibrin matrix needed for proper wound healing.


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