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As the majority of gastroenterology procedures are outpatient in nature (i.e., patients are ambulatory), the risk of venous thromboembolism following these procedures is low.
Bleeding after high risk procedures may be increased in frequency, but is rarely associated with any significant morbidity or mortality.
High risk procedures:
Low risk procedures:
Management of Anticoagulants & Antiplatelet Agents Pre and Post Endoscopy: Power point presentation given by Thomas Savides, MD
ASGE Standards of Practice Committee. Management of antithrombotic agents for endoscopic procedures. Gastrointest Endosc 2009; 70:1061-1070.
Friedland S, Sedehi D, Soetikno R. Colonoscopic polypectomy in anticoagulated patients. World J Gastroenterol. 2009 Apr 28;15(16):1973-6.
Friedland S, Soetikno R. Colonoscopy with polypectomy in anticoagulated patients. Gastrointest Endosc. 2006 Jul;64(1):98-100.
Special thanks to Syed Fehmi, MD and Thomas Savides, MD for their expert guidance.
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