Does warfarin need to be stopped for device insertion?

Over 1.6 million pacing or cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) devices are implanted worldwide annually and up to 1/3 of this cohort have an indication for long-term anticoagulation therapy. Current guidelines suggest discontinuing the oral anticoagulant and initiating bridging therapy with heparin but this strategy is associated with increased costs, a short but high risk period of […]

Read More…

ATOLL: enoxaparin improves STEMI outcomes

Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PPCI) has traditionally been performed with the use of boluses of unfractionated heparin administered throughout the procedure. ┬áThe use of newer agents, such as enoxaparin administered intravenously throughout the procedure, has not previously been compared to this standard of therapy. […]

Read More…