Geno J. Merli, MD; Howard H. Weitz, MD
Disclosures: Geno J. Merli, MD, reports the following: Research grants/contracts: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen, Portola; Consultancies: Bristol-Myers Squibb, Janssen. Howard H. Weitz, MD, reports that he has no financial relationships or interests to disclose.
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Yehia Y. Mishriki, MD, FACP
Lehigh Valley Health Network
November 5, 2015
One issue not addressed
This was probably the best "Consult Guys" presentation to date. Very informative with regards the nuances of perioperative assessment. I would have been interested in hearing whether or not the consultants favored "bridging" the patient's anticoagulation versus withholding for a few days before surgery and resuming the day after surgery. As you well know, a recent study suggested that bridging leads to more complications that not bridging. Would that apply to the patient presented?
Merli GJ, Weitz HH. The Consult Guys - Strokes and Surgery: What and When Are the Risks?. Ann Intern Med. 2015;163:CG1. doi: 10.7326/W15-0009
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