Regional anaesthesia and haemostasis-modifying drugs – latest recommendations


Authors: M. Jelínek
Authors‘ workplace: Anesteziologicko-resuscitační klinika Fakultní nemocnice u svaté Anny v Brně
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., 27, 2016, č. 6, s. 367-374
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Overview

Performing regional anesthesia in patients receiving anticoagulants or antiplatelet medications includes higher risk of bleeding complications. Spinal epidural haematoma after neuraxial puncture represents the most serious complication. Many world-wide and national societies of anaesthesiologists have published their guidelines on the management of antithrombotic therapy in relation to regional anaesthesia. The aim of this article is to compare the current guidelines.

Keywords:
regional anaesthesia – neuraxial anaesthesia – spinal anaesthesia – epidural anaesthesia – anticoagulation – antiplatelet medications – guidelines – spinal haematoma


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