Anticoagulant management of patients with mechanical prosthetic valves undergoing non-cardiac surgery: indications and unresolved issues.

@article{Shapira2001AnticoagulantMO,
  title={Anticoagulant management of patients with mechanical prosthetic valves undergoing non-cardiac surgery: indications and unresolved issues.},
  author={Yaron Shapira and Mordehay Vaturi and Alik Sagie},
  journal={The Journal of heart valve disease},
  year={2001},
  volume={10 3},
  pages={380-7}
}
A wide array of recommendations is available for the management of anticoagulation in patients with a prosthetic heart valve scheduled for non-cardiac surgery, ranging from avoidance of replacement anticoagulant therapy in all cases (excluding those with a recent thromboembolic event), to replacement anticoagulant therapy in all, without risk stratification… CONTINUE READING