Transition to an oral anticoagulant in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.

@article{Bartholomew2005TransitionTA,
  title={Transition to an oral anticoagulant in patients with heparin-induced thrombocytopenia.},
  author={John Jerry R Bartholomew},
  journal={Chest},
  year={2005},
  volume={127 2 Suppl},
  pages={27S-34S}
}
Recommendations for transitioning from therapy with heparin or a low-molecular-weight heparin preparation to therapy with an oral anticoagulant in patients with acute venous or arterial thromboembolism have undergone several changes during the last two decades. Physicians are now comfortable with beginning treatment with an oral anticoagulant once the diagnosis is confirmed, and loading doses are no longer considered to be necessary. Exceptions to early transition may be necessary in patients… CONTINUE READING
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