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BrainWaves


Sep 21, 2017

Atrial fibrillation increases your risk of clotting. Anticoagulation increases your risk of bleeding. Surgery increases your risk of both. Dr. Mike Rubenstein speaks with Dr. Jim Siegler this week about how providers weigh the risks and benefits of anticoagulant bridging in the perioperative setting.

Produced by Michael Rubenstein and James E. Siegler. Music by Chris Zabriskie, Lee Rosevere, and Jason Shaw. Voiceover by Erika Mejia. BrainWaves' podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used for clinical decision making.

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