Thank you Thomas Vu for your excellent overview of the BRIDGE trial (Perioperative Bridging Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation)

Conclusions of the study:

  • In patients with atrial fibrillation who had warfarin treatment interrupted for an elective operation or other elective invasive procedure, forgoing bridging anticoagulation was noninferior to perioperative bridging with low molecular weight heparin for the prevention of arterial thromboembolism and decreased the risk of major bleeding.

Main Points: BRIDGE PowerPoint

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