Early postoperative anticoagulation after mechanical valve replacement: a systematic review.

@article{Kulik2006EarlyPA,
  title={Early postoperative anticoagulation after mechanical valve replacement: a systematic review.},
  author={Alexander Kulik and Fraser Douglas Rubens and Philip S Wells and Clive Kearon and Thierry Mesana and Judith van Berkom and B Khanh Lam},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2006},
  volume={81 2},
  pages={770-81}
}
The optimal approach to early postoperative anticoagulation after mechanical valve implantation remains controversial. This review article examines the pathogenesis of thrombus formation and the different strategies for early postoperative anticoagulation. The most commonly reported anticoagulation regimens had the after estimates of early postoperative thromboembolism and hemorrhage: oral anticoagulation alone (0.9%, 3.3%); oral anticoagulation with intravenous unfractionated heparin (1.1%, 7… CONTINUE READING

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