Older patients taking anticoagulants have higher mortality rates if admitted to hospital for major trauma, an Australian study has shown. The findings, derived from the Victorian State Trauma Registry, highlight importance of seeking an accurate history of anticoagulant use, as well as the immediate initiation of reversal therapies, according to emergency medicine specialists in Melbourne. ...
Anticoagulants linked to high mortality in trauma patients
By Michael Woodhead
11 Oct 2021