Gastrointestinal endoscopy in patients taking antiplatelet agents and anticoagulants: survey of ASGE members. American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.


BACKGROUND Gastrointestinal endoscopy is often required in patients taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or anticoagulants. Because proper guidelines are lacking, we believe that most endoscopists use their own criteria and judgment for stopping and restarting these agents during the periendoscopic period, and the practice varies… (More)