Persistent Anticoagulant Activity In Patients Stopping Low-Molecular Weight Heparin Therapy Before Surgery

Mon, 26 Feb 2007 02:00 PM EST

... UroToday.com - Patients on warfarin therapy are frequently switched to low-molecular-weight heparin before surgery as part of "bridging therapy". While most surgeons recommend stopping the LMWH 12 to 24 hours before surgery, this recommendation is subjectively based on the half-life of the drug and not on a quantitative assessment of coagulation. [click link for full article] ...