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Tossing a coin or using common sense.
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PMID:  23323786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Anticoagulation with warfarin is the leading cause for emergency hospitalizations due to adverse drug events in elderly Americans [1]. In one third of those events warfarin alone or in combination with other dugs was identified as the cause. Antiplatelet agents were the third leading cause (13.3%) and thus in half of the cases antithrombotic therapy was implicated as the cause for emergency hospitalization. Fear of bleeding and old age of the patient are among the most common reasons for not prescribing anticoagulant therapy to patients with atrial fibrillation for whom this kind of stroke prophylaxis is indicated [2]. © 2013 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
S Schulman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-17
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of thrombosis and haemostasis : JTH     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1538-7836     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Thromb. Haemost.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101170508     Medline TA:  J Thromb Haemost     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis.
Department of Medicine, McMaster University, and Thrombosis and Atherosclerosis Research Institute, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
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