Author(s): Spandorfer J
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Abstract Patients maintained on warfarin for atrial fibrillation, mechanical heart valves, or deep venous thrombosis may occasionally need to stop their anticoagulation during invasive procedures. This article reviews the literature on bleeding risks of certain procedures, thrombosis risks of stopping anticoagulation, and heparin and warfarin pharmacokinetics. Recommendations regarding how to manage anticoagulated patients are discussed.
This article was published in Med Clin North Am
and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy