Anticoagulation therapy and the use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants in the elderly


Ongen Z.

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.45, ss.86-88, 2017 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 45
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5543/tkda.2017.47034
  • Dergi Adı: TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.86-88

Özet

Anticoagulation indications do not differ between elderly and younger patients. However due to the changes with ageing some anticoagulants may increase the risk of bleeding. Therefore a dose adjustment might be needed for some anticoagulant drugs. Non-vitamin K antagonists are as safe and effective as vitamin K antagonists in the elderly.