3 responses to “Perioperative anticoagulation management in mechanical heart valves, the PERIOP2 trial”

  1. In my community, I have noticed that in the past two years the surgeons always send most patients for an anaesthetic consult and the anaesthesiologist makes recommendations for bridging. I have wondered why they are requesting so many anaesthetic consults in the preoperative patient. It is almost universally done by all the surgeons.

  2. excellent…reflects a very academic approach to practice..

  3. Thank you for your analysis. If I understand correctly, your practice change is in patients with mechanical valves, who were previously on warfarin. The warfarin is stopped, and the patient is placed on therapeutic Dalteparin. Does the Dalteparin continue until the day before surgery, and only held on the day of surgery?

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