Anticoagulant Use for Surgery Evaluation Registry
“Perioperative Anticoagulant Use for Surgery Evaluation Emergency Registry”
Among patients who are receiving long-term anticoagulant therapy, whether with a direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) or vitamin K antagonist (VKA), approximately 3-5% who require treatment interruption for a surgery will do so in an urgent/emergency surgery setting. Additionally, there is considerable morbidity and mortality associated with DOAC/VKA management in an urgent/emergency surgery setting. Thus, this prospective registry study aims to identify and compare determinants for perioperative adverse events in DOAC-treated and VKA-treated patients who require an urgent/emergency surgery, and to identify which of these are modifiable. It also aims to describe and compare management of anticoagulant reversal (i.e., non-specific and specific reversal agents) and resource utilization (i.e., blood transfusion) in DOAC- and VKA-treated patients who need an urgent/emergency surgery.
Management and Outcomes of Patients Receiving Oral Anticoagulants Who Require an Urgent/Emergency Surgery or Procedure: A Prospective Registry Study