Perioperative anticoagulation management in patients who are receiving oral anticoagulant therapy: a practical guide for clinicians.

@article{Douketis2002PerioperativeAM,
  title={Perioperative anticoagulation management in patients who are receiving oral anticoagulant therapy: a practical guide for clinicians.},
  author={James Demetrios Douketis},
  journal={Thrombosis research},
  year={2002},
  volume={108 1},
  pages={
          3-13
        }
}
The management of patients who require temporary interruption of oral anticoagulant therapy because of surgery or other invasive procedures is a clinically important topic because of the increasing prevalence of patients who are receiving oral anticoagulants and the availability of low-molecular-weight heparins (LMWHs), which allow out-of-hospital perioperative anticoagulation. The optimal management of such patients has been hampered by the lack of well-designed prospective studies… CONTINUE READING

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