Stop-start DOAC strategy safe for routine surgery

Perioperative interruption of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in patients with venous thromboembolism appears to be both safe and effective, a Canadian study has found. The retrospective study of 190 patients with a history of largely unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE) found low rates of complications or bleeding problems when DOACs were discontinued and reintroduced based on ...

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