The management of patients on oral anticoagulation undergoing coronary stent implantation: a survey among interventional cardiologists from eight european countries
Journal of Interventional Cardiology,  Clinical Article

Rubboli A et al. – Among the 202 interventional cardiologists from the 8 European countries interviewed, the management of patients on oral anticoagulation (OAC) undergoing PCI–S appears variable and only partially adherent to currently available recommendations.

Methods
  • By means of a contact person who had been previously identified in 8 European countries, a questionnaire was electronically forwarded between April and July 2010 to the national institutions where PCI–S is performed.

Results
  • A total of 202 questionnaires (median response rate: 50%, range 33–78%) was received.
  • The prevalence of OAC patients among those undergoing PCI–S is mostly reported 5–10% (97%).
  • The peri–procedural pharmacological management mostly encompasses: preprocedural OAC interruption and bridging with low–molecular–weight heparin (59%), intraprocedural administration of an unfractionated heparin bolus (81%), and use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors on an individual basis (79%).
  • The radial approach is reported as the preferred option (58%), as well as the implantation of bare metal stents (76%).
  • Triple therapy (warfarin, aspirin, clopidogrel) is the most frequently prescribed (80%), generally for 1 month after bare metal stent (77%) and for at least 12 months after drug–eluting stent (60%).
  • Throughout triple therapy, the International Normalized Ratio is mostly targeted to the lower end of the therapeutic range (77%), and gastric protection is routinely prescribed (69%), mostly by giving proton–pump inhibitors (70%).

Please login or register to follow this author.
► Click here to access PubMed, Publisher and related articles...
<< Previous Article | Next Article >>

    Currently, there are no available articles.

Your Unread Messages in Nurse Practitioner

See All >> Messages include industry-sponsored communications and special communications from MDLinx

<

Most Popular Nurse Practitioner Articles

Indexed Journals in Nurse Practitioner: Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Holistic Nursing Practicemore

Make smarter career moves with less time.

Sign up for our free job placement service today and have a dedicated career consultant help locate the right physician job for you!
Click Here for more information.

Get Started Now!

Free-of-charge, no obligation.

Terms and Conditions For M3 Career Consult

By registering with the M3 Career Consult service you authorize M3 USA Corporation to represent you in your job search. The following is a summary of the terms of our service and our mutual obligations to help you find a job:

  • You designate M3 to act as your agent and represent you in your job search;
  • You will not pay us for this service
  • You will advise us of any companies or positions to which you apply or have applied;
  • You will advise us if you believe you are not capable of performing a position for which we submit you, or for which you interview;
  • You will keep all information we provide you about companies or positions strictly confidential;
  • You will promptly provide us with information we request of you;
  • You will make yourself reasonably available for phone, video and in-person conversations and interviews;
  • You will be truthful in all of your communications with us; and
  • You will advise us if anything above changes.
 

The Top Read Articles of 2014 are Now Available

Scouring thousands of peer-reviewed journals and popular press, Our Editors just released the Top Read Articles of the Year. See the Top Read List