A refresher for specialists, GPs and hospital doctors with practical diagnostic and treatment advice
Reviews clinical developments and guidelines and places them into everyday clinical practice
Written by a well known cardiovascular expert
This book covers a wide range of disorders such as atrial fibrillation, artificial heart valves, deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism and stroke. Handbook of Oral Anticoagulation aims to provide an accessible overview of the exciting new developments in this field. Incorporating numerous quick-reference tables and figures and fully referenced throughout to key papers and the latest reviews, it will be a useful resource for all healthcare professionals involved in thromboprophylaxis.
The coagulation pathway and approaches to anticoagulation.- Common clinical indications for anticoagulation.- Vitamin K antagonists and their limitations.- Hemorrhage risks, patient perspectives, and quality-of-life issues.- New oral anticoagulants.- Future directions.