NOACs – surgery and everything else

If you work in a truly general general practice you will no doubt be familiar with this scenario. The patient on a NOAC who is going for a dental procedure, cataract operation or arthroscopy.

Do they need to stop their NOAC? And if so, when and for how long?

Often there are more than a couple of opinions out there, with a lot of different considerations to take into account.

This resource, from none other than NSW Health’s Clinical Excellence Commission is a great definitive guide to all things anti-clotting, or more precisely all things NOACs.

The NOAC guidelines may not be particularly concise but they are fantastically comprehensive and will have the answer to almost any question you could have with regard this class of drugs or any of ...

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