Two experts debate the pros and cons of extending anticoagulation after provoked or unprovoked venous thromboembolism.
Prophylactic aortic valve replacement in asymptomatic patients is not routinely performed due to the increased surgical risk, with complications such as thromboembolism, bleeding from anticoagulation, prosthetic valve dysfunction, and endocarditis.
Accurate coding in this area involves a three-pronged approach that encompasses diagnosis, lab tests and anticoagulation management.
The latest science of medicine at the time included the discovery of anticoagulants that allowed the storage of blood.
Practices can begin to boost discharge support by focusing on one or two diagnoses or complex conditions, such as calling all patients newly discharged on an anticoagulant within two business days,
related factors (e.g., serious comorbidities, intolerance to required anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy).