Positive lesson from a negative trial comparing peri-operative continuation or interruption of DOAC therapy
AHA 2017 - Anaheim, CA, USA
AHA 2017 BRUISE-CONTROL 1 showed an 80% reduction in device pocket hematoma with warfarin continuation vs bridging around device surgery. BRUISE-CONTROL 2 evaluated peri-procedural continuation vs interruption of DOACs. The study had a neutral outcome, still some important lessons can be drawn from it.
This 3-minute education provides a summary of just presented scientific data, recorded during the AHA 2017 congress. The objective is to provide a brief commentary and potential implications of these findings.
David H. Birnie, MD - University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, ON, Canada