The American College of Chest Physicians issued 44 recommendations, covering use of vitamin K antagonists, heparin bridging, direct oral anticoagulants, and antiplatelet drugs in patients undergoing surgeries or procedures.
17 Aug 2022
Patients who first developed atrial fibrillation within 30 days of surgery were less likely to be prescribed an anticoagulant, despite similar risks of stroke and transient ischemic attack as other patients with atrial fibrillation, a study found.
27 Jul 2022
Talk directly to the surgeon, peek at the wound, and don't be afraid to call with questions, experts advised.
11 May 2022
Hospitalists should think beyond the Revised Cardiac Risk Index when providing preoperative assessments, attendees at Internal Medicine Meeting 2022 learned.
4 May 2022
In an analysis of Medicare patients admitted for emergency general surgery in 1992 through 2013, the presence of chronic conditions or geriatric syndromes at baseline did not predict mortality, but patients who also had functional limitations had higher risk of death after surgery.
4 May 2022
Chest X-rays and EKGs of low-risk patients before low- or intermediate-risk surgery were followed by high rates of repeat tests, follow-up imaging, and follow-up visits, according to a retrospective analysis of Veterans Health Administration data.
27 Apr 2022
Without data or guidelines on when and whether to perform surgery on the many patients who have had COVID-19 infections after vaccination, hospitals and hospitalists are developing their own plans and protocols.
23 Mar 2022
The systematic review and network meta-analysis found lower rates of symptomatic venous thromboembolism in surgical patients given direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) versus the standard dose of low-molecular-weight heparin, without a significant increase in bleeding.
16 Mar 2022
The troponin level one day after surgery associated with higher risk for death at 30 days was 218 times the upper reference limit (URL) after isolated coronary artery bypass grafting or aortic valve replacement or repair and 499 times the URL after other cardiac surgery.
9 Mar 2022
In a retrospective cohort study using U.S. data from 2016, 0.6%, 1.1%, and 1.7% of patients undergoing complex cancer surgery were readmitted with VTE as a primary diagnosis by 30, 90, and 180 days after discharge.
2 Feb 2022