what to do about aspirin, clopidogrel, NSAIDs, and warfarin when patients need surgery

New recommendations will finally clarify what to do about aspirin, clopidogrel, NSAIDs, and warfarin when patients need surgery.

These are the first comprehensive guidelines for perioperative management of these drugs from the Amer College of Chest Physicians.

It always comes down to weighing the risk of bleeding if the drug is continued...compared to the risk of thrombosis if it's stopped.

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