Bleeding as a predictor of mortality risk.


Journal Article (Review)

The increased rate of bleeding during and after cardiac procedures is a concern. The best strategy is prevention of bleeding complications with anticoagulant therapy that provides an adequate anti-thrombotic effect while reducing bleeding. The independent relationship between bleeding and blood transfusion and mortality among patients with coronary artery disease is reviewed. Findings suggest that in the modern era of percutaneous coronary intervention, prevention of bleeding should be a goal of therapy, which can be achieved while preserving the low rate of ischemic complications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Rao, SV

Published Date

  • 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 7 Suppl 3 /

Start / End Page

  • S12 - S18

PubMed ID

  • 17224879

Pubmed Central ID

  • 17224879

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1530-6550


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States