Vol 23, No 1 (2016)
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The use of anticoagulants in morbidly obese patients

Justyna Domienik-Karłowicz, Piotr Pruszczyk
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2015.0054
Pubmed: 26412600
Cardiol J 2016;23(1):12-16.

Abstract

Due to its constantly growing incidence, obesity is an increasingly serious social and medical problem. Available data on the use of novel oral anticoagulants in morbidly obese and obese patients are very limited. However, we tried to summarize the available knowledge on the use of anticoagulants in this subpopulation of patients in everyday clinical practice. Studies on the clinical use of anticoagulants provide a poor basis for any adjustment of doses in obese patients as compared to patients with normal body weight. In our opinion, further studies are required in this particular population.

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