Friday, 06 December 2019 19:41

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 2nd December 2019

Low molecular weight heparins – should prophylactic doses be used in patients with renal impairment?

Specialist Pharmacy Service

This updated Medicines Q & A reviews the evidence available and considers when prophylactic doses of low molecular weight heparins can be used in patients with renal impairment.


Impact of oral anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation at very low thromboembolic risk


Study (n=2224) found 44% of low CHA2DS2-VASc patients received oral anticoagulation (OAC). Incidence of non-haemorrhagic stroke/systemic embolism were similar between OAC and not on OAC groups (0.32 vs 0.30 events per 100 person years, respectively; NS; p=0.92).



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