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Blood thinner and Surgery or Dental procedures

One of the most frequent requests we have is for advice for patients taking various mixtures of anticoagulant and antiplatelet drugs such as warfarin, NOAC, Aspirin and Clopidigrel who are scheduled to have an operation or procedure. There are some genera… http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/blood-thinner-and-surgery-or-dental-procedures/

NOAC local policy

The NOAC Steering group was formed by a group of clinicians and a Pharmacist in 2012 at the Royal Surrey County Hospital in order to provide guidance on use of a new anticoagulant drugs. After a year of consultation their first guideline for local use has… http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/noac-local-policy-royal-surrey-county-nhs-trust/

NOAC PRN

For patients who have intermittent or paroxysmal atrial fibrillation there is an option to use a novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC) in the event of developing atrial fibrillation that lasts greater than 24 hours. There are no clinical trial data yet availabl… http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/noac-prn/

warfarin: friend or foe?

Although warfarin was and still is used as rat poison, it has become the mainstay of protecting people in atrial fibrillation who are at risk of blood clots and stroke. Is warfarin therefore "the devil you know"? http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/warfarin-friend-or-foe/

How blood clots

Read about how mammalian clotting systems work and it becomes easier to understand why such processes can go wrong as we age, and together with atherosclerosis can cause heart attacks, stroke, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/how-blood-clots/

Why 'thin your Blood'

Numerous medical conditions are caused or complicated by 'blood clots' so if your suffer from circulatory condition or have a heart condition, it is obvious that 'blood thinners' may be a good idea, but which one? International opinion and medical guidan… http://www.haste.uk.com/hasteacademy/blogs/guest/why-thin-your-blood/