Thursday, May 12, 2016

New Anticoagulants and Emerging Trends in Regional Anesthesia

The use of anticoagulant and antiplatelet agents has been increasing, primarily as a result of improved life expectancy, the aging population, prevalence of cardiovascular disease, and expansion of indications for more potent anticoagulants.

Traditionally, the incidence of neurologic complications as a result of hemorrhagic complications from neuraxial anesthesia has been estimated to be approximately 1 in 150,000 for epidurals and 1 in 220,000 for spinal anesthetics.


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