Anticoagulating obese patients in the modern era.

@article{Patel2011AnticoagulatingOP,
  title={Anticoagulating obese patients in the modern era.},
  author={Jignesh P Patel and Lara N Roberts and Roopen Arya},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={2011},
  volume={155 2},
  pages={
          137-49
        }
}
The prevalence of obesity has increased substantially over recent years. Clinicians are increasingly being challenged with making uncertain anticoagulant dosing decisions, as the optimal dosing strategy for most anticoagulants in the obese patient population remains unknown. Research published to date suggests that the clearance of anticoagulants increases with weight. As obesity is associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism and arterial disease, there is an urgent need to… CONTINUE READING
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