Peri-procedural management of patients taking oral anticoagulants.

@article{Daniels2015PeriproceduralMO,
  title={Peri-procedural management of patients taking oral anticoagulants.},
  author={Paul R. Daniels},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2015},
  volume={351},
  pages={h2391}
}
The use of oral anticoagulants is becoming increasingly common. For many years warfarin was the main oral anticoagulant available, but therapeutic options have expanded with the introduction of oral direct thrombin (dabigatran) and factor Xa inhibitors (apixaban, rivaroxaban, and edoxaban). Management of patients taking any oral anticoagulant in the peri-procedural period poses a challenge to medical and surgical providers because of the competing risks of thrombosis and hemorrhage. Bridging… CONTINUE READING
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