What are considerations before initiation of anticoagulant prophylaxis for antiphospholipid syndrome (APS)?

Updated: Sep 30, 2018
  • Author: Suneel Movva, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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In deciding whether to initiate anticoagulant prophylaxis for patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS), the benefits of these agents must be weighed carefully against their significant risks. Life-long treatment with warfarin (see Treatment) is standard for patients who experience recurrent thrombotic events.


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