NIHR Signal: Continuing an anticoagulant at home after abdominal surgery cuts thrombosis risk

NIHR Dissemination Centre
NIHR Dissemination Centre
Publication date:
10 December 2019


Expert commentary is provided of updated Cochrane review of 7 studies which found 13% patients on anticoagulant treatment only during hospital stay developed thrombosis vs. 5% who continued with treatment beyond discharge, and had no increased risk of bleeding complications.