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Uninterrupted anticoagulation during pacemaker or defibrillator surgery

BMJ 2013; 346 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f3087 (Published 15 May 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;346:f3087

The management of anticoagulation during surgery for a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator involves balancing the risk of bleeding against the risk of thromboembolism. Guidelines currently recommend switching from warfarin to more flexible heparins around the time of the procedure, …

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