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Anticoagulant drugs in the elderly
 — valuable in selected patients
Author(s)G D O Lowe
Journal titleBritish Medical Journal, vol 297, no 6658, 12 November 1988
Pagespp 1260, 1262-1263
KeywordsDrugs ; Thrombosis ; Embolism ; Stroke.
AnnotationAnticoagulant drugs reduce the morbidity and mortality from venous and arterial thrombotic disease, especially in older patients who have the highest risk. The benefits are not offset by an increased risk of bleeding. It should be noted that this article is accompanied by editorial comment, that clear evidence on the ratio of risk to benefit of long term oral treatment with anticoagulant drugs in older patients is lacking. (RH).
Accession NumberCPA-930429050
ClassmarkLLD: CQJ: CQK: CQA *

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