Perioperative Management of Warfarin Therapy: To Bridge or Not to Bridge, That Is the Question

Douketis, James D.
June 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2008, Vol. 83 Issue 6, p628
Academic Journal
The article presents the author's perspective on a study concerning the perioperative practice of administering bridging anticoagulation with subcutaneous low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH). He remarks that the novel aspect of the study is the inclusion of a comparison group of patients who did not receive bridging therapy. He contends that the comparison rate of thromboembolism in the bridging versus no-bridging groups is troublesome because the two groups differed significantly.


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