5 tips for interrupting anticoagulation

Temporarily interrupting anticoagulation to prepare a patient for surgery is common practice, yet standardised, evidence-based protocols are thin on the ground, according to the American College of Cardiology.

So, the college has released a set of guidelines for managing pre-op patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation who are on oral anticoagulants.

Here is a summary of the key points: