What is the basis for the decision to institute long-term or extended anticoagulation in hereditary and acquired hypercoagulability?

Updated: Jan 05, 2018
  • Author: Paul Schick, MD; Chief Editor: Srikanth Nagalla, MBBS, MS, FACP  more...
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The decision to institute long-term or extended anticoagulation is complex, and it should be based on evidence of recurrent thrombosis and the assessment of all risk factors. The benefits of anticoagulation must outweigh the risk of bleeding, especially in elderly patients.


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