Experience with enoxaparin in patients with mechanical heart valves who must withhold acenocumarol.

@article{Ferreira2003ExperienceWE,
  title={Experience with enoxaparin in patients with mechanical heart valves who must withhold acenocumarol.},
  author={Ignacio Ferreira and Laura Dos and Pilar Tornos and Ioana Nicolau and Gaiet{\'a} Permanyer-Miralda and Jordi Soler-Soler},
  journal={Heart},
  year={2003},
  volume={89 5},
  pages={527-30}
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the incidence of thromboembolic and haemorrhagic events in a cohort of patients with mechanical heart valves who had to withhold acenocumarol and were treated with enoxaparin. DESIGN Observational prospective study. SETTING In hospital; after discharge, and follow up by telephone call. PATIENTS AND METHODS All consecutive patients with mechanical heart valves admitted to the authors' hospital between May 1999 and January 2002 who had to interrupt treatment with… CONTINUE READING

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