Antithrombotic agents: implications in dentistry.

  title={Antithrombotic agents: implications in dentistry.},
  author={James W. Little and Craig S. Miller and Robert G Henry and Bruce A Mcintosh},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  volume={93 5},
Thrombosis and the complicating emboli that can result are important causes of illness and death. Thrombosis is of greater overall clinical importance in terms of morbidity and mortality than all of the hemorrhagic disorders combined. Agents such as heparin, low-molecular weight heparin, warfarin, aspirin, ticlopidine, clopidogrel, and tirofiban are used to prevent venous or arterial thrombosis. Patients taking these antithrombotic agents may be at risk for excessive bleeding after invasive… CONTINUE READING
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