Use of anticoagulants in elderly patients: practical recommendations

@article{RobertEbadi2009UseOA,
  title={Use of anticoagulants in elderly patients: practical recommendations},
  author={Helia Robert-Ebadi and Gregoire Le Gal and M. Righini},
  journal={Clinical Interventions in Aging},
  year={2009},
  volume={4},
  pages={165 - 177}
}
Elderly people represent a patient population at high thromboembolic risk, but also at high hemorrhagic risk. There is a general tendency among physicians to underuse anticoagulants in the elderly, probably both because of underestimation of thromboembolic risk and overestimation of bleeding risk. The main indications for anticoagulation are venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis in medical and surgical settings, VTE treatment, atrial fibrillation (AF) and valvular heart disease. Available… CONTINUE READING
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