Guidelines for the management of anticoagulant and antiplatelet therapy in patients undergoing endoscopic procedures.A M Veitch, T P Baglin, A H Gershlick, S M Harnden, R Tighe, S Cairns.Gut 2008;57 1322-1329
Acute gastro-intestinal haemorrhage in patients on anticoagulant or antiplatelet agents is a high-risk situation. The immediate risk to the patient from haemorrhage may outweigh the risk of thrombosis as a result of stopping anticoagulant or antiplatelet therapy. Patients need to be . . .