In contrast, anticoagulation
remains the primary treatment option for patients who were normotensive who present with imaging findings that indicate RV dysfunction and biochemical evidence of myocardial injury (2-4).
Not one person felt anticoagulation
team lacked empathy and compassion.
Aspiration thrombectomy is a particularly attractive option when there is a contraindication to anticoagulation
or thrombolytic therapy, such as in the setting of trauma, recent major surgery, hemorrhage, or intracranial mass.
Multiple clinical trials haverecognized the role of anticoagulation
to decrease the risk of stroke among AF patientswho are at a higher risk of developing thromboembolic complications, as assessed by the CHADS2 orCHA2DS2-VASc scoring systems.
CHICAGO - High-risk hospitalized patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) whose doctors monitored them with a computerized alert system were more than twice as likely to be on anticoagulation
and had significantly lower rates of death and other cardiovascular events, compared with patients on a standard admissions protocol, according to results of a randomized, controlled trial presented at the American Heart Association scientific sessions.
The researchers found that VTE events occurred in 1.38 percent of patients, including 4.79 percent of those who received no pharmacologic prophylaxis, 1.16 percent treated with aspirin alone, 1.42 percent of those treated with anticoagulation
alone, and 1.31 percent prescribed both aspirin and anticoagulation
To the Editor: A 67-year-old female was referred for persisted swelling in right leg despite of anticoagulation
during 2 months for deep vein thrombosis (DVT) of the right popliteal vein (PV).
To the Editor: We read with great interest the study by Ebrahim et al. in the June SAMJ, titled 'Poor anticoagulation
control in patients taking warfarin at a tertiary and district-level prothrombin clinic in Cape Town, South Africa'.
The aim of our study is to evaluate the SVT risk factors and their relations with localization of involvement and anticoagulation
during the acute period and relation with major bleeding.
A cumulative score of >2 is considered high risk and an oral anticoagulation
with either Warfarin (target INR 2-3) or Dabigatran/Rivaroxaban is recommended.
She has been taking warfarin for the past 2 years for ischemic stroke prevention secondary to atrial fibrillation (AF), and her gastroenterologist recommended that she contact her family physician (FP) to discuss periprocedural anticoagulation