Anticoagulation after intracoronary stent insertion.

  title={Anticoagulation after intracoronary stent insertion.},
  author={Michael J. Brack and Peter Hubner and Anthony H. Gershlick},
  journal={British heart journal},
  volume={72 3},
Stents rarely thrombose in the first 24 hours after implantation; secondly, heparin has some influence on the extrinsic pathway. Additionally, if too much heparin is present it interferes with the INR, and the half life of prothrombin suggests that the patient should be anticoagulated with heparin for up to 96 hours after starting warfarin. This is the… CONTINUE READING