Anticoagulation in the elderly

Abhay J. Dhond, Hector I. Michelena, Michael D. Ezekowitz

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This review will address the general approach to the management of the typical elderly patient requiring anticoagulation. Most of the data has been derived from studies of patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Data from postmyocardial infarction trials have also been included. A practical clinical approach to anticoagulation in the elderly is described. Emphasis has been placed on maximizing the benefit and reducing the risk of anticoagulation in the rapidly expanding group of elderly patients aged ≥75 who are at the greatest risk of stroke and are likely to benefit the most from antithrombotic therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)243-250
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Geriatric Cardiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gerontology
  • Health Policy
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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