Thrombosis is the commonest cause of death and disability worldwide, antithrombotic therapy is incredibly beneficial but it promotes bleeding; how then do we manage anticoagulation in the peri-operative period? How do you assess a patient’s risk of bleeding? When should you consider bridging? What are we to think as regards the current status of asprin? How do we approach dual anti platelet therapy (DAPT) and does it promote more bleeding?

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Presented by Harry Gibbs, FRACP, FCSANZ, The Alfred, Melbourne.

Brought to you by the Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) in association with the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine and the Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand at the 7th annual Australasian Symposium of Perioperative Medicine.

The Perioperative Medicine Special Interest Group (SIG) has three aims; improve patient safety and outcomes, share knowledge and collaborate with specialty groups, develop the specialty of perioperative medicine with various craft groups.

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