Minor oral surgery without stopping daily low-dose aspirin therapy: a study of 51 patients.

@article{Madan2005MinorOS,
  title={Minor oral surgery without stopping daily low-dose aspirin therapy: a study of 51 patients.},
  author={Gautam A Madan and Sonal G Madan and Gauri Madan and Arjun D Madan},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  year={2005},
  volume={63 9},
  pages={1262-5}
}
PURPOSE The risk of excessive bleeding prompts physicians to stop low-dose long-term aspirin regimens before surgery, which puts the patient at risk from adverse thrombotic events. We hypothesize that most minor oral surgical procedures can be carried out safely without stopping low-dose aspirin. PATIENTS AND METHODS All minor oral surgery patients at our hospital (Madan Dental Hospital, Ahmedabad, India) from May 2002 to May 2003, who were also on long-term low-dose aspirin therapy regimens… CONTINUE READING