What is the basis for decisions to interrupt anticoagulation during perioperative management?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: Brian J Daley, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCP, CNSC; Chief Editor: William A Schwer, MD  more...
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A retrospective study by Wamala et al that included 150 patients receiving new oral anticoagulants undergoing elective surgery reported that 41.5% of the decisions to interrupt anticoagulation were considered consistent with guidelines and based on low bleeding risk in all cases and high thrombotic risk in one-third. [22]


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