Low-dose anticoagulant OK with aortic valve replacement

05/13/2013 | PhysiciansBriefing.com

Patients needing aortic valve replacement who were administered with lower-dose warfarin following implantation were at reduced risk for major and minor bleeding compared with those given the standard-dose anticoagulant therapy, according to findings presented at a thoracic surgery meeting. "In combination with low-dose aspirin, this therapy resulted in significantly lower risk of bleeding than customary aggressive anticoagulation, without significant increase in clots or strokes," said Dr. John D. Puskas of Emory University.

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