Perioperative management of patients on chronic antithrombotic therapy.

@article{Ortel2012PerioperativeMO,
  title={Perioperative management of patients on chronic antithrombotic therapy.},
  author={Thomas L Ortel},
  journal={Blood},
  year={2012},
  volume={120 24},
  pages={4699-705}
}
Perioperative management of antithrombotic therapy is a situation that occurs frequently and requires consideration of the patient, the procedure, and an expanding array of anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents. Preoperative assessment must address each patient's risk for thromboembolic events balanced against the risk for perioperative bleeding. Procedures can be separated into those with a low bleeding risk, which generally do not require complete reversal of the antithrombotic therapy, and… CONTINUE READING

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