Warfarin therapy does not increase bleeding in patients undergoing heart transplantation.

@article{Morris2001WarfarinTD,
  title={Warfarin therapy does not increase bleeding in patients undergoing heart transplantation.},
  author={Cullen D Morris and John David Vega and Jerrold H Levy and Neil Buist and Andrew Lee Smith and George John Despotis and Kirk R. Kanter},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={72 3},
  pages={714-8}
}
BACKGROUND Historically, warfarin has been discontinued or rapidly reversed with fresh frozen plasma in patients awaiting heart transplantation because of concerns regarding excessive bleeding. Because preoperative warfarin may have effects on bleeding after cardiac operations, we reviewed our experience to determine the risks in patients undergoing heart transplantation while maintained on warfarin. METHODS The records of consecutive adult patients undergoing heart transplantation from… CONTINUE READING