Welcome to our cases this week. This week we will do 3 short cases looking at anticoagulation and perioperative management around elective and emergency surgery.
Our first case is a patient who is being seen pre operatively. The patient needs a femoral hernia repair and the surgery is scheduled for 3 weeks time. The patient tells you they are on warfarin and that they have had a heart valve replacement a couple of years ago but this was in another hospital.
Their INR is normally very well controlled.
What would you do for this patient’s perioperative anticoagulation management? Is their any more information you would like to know?
Join us on Twitter @TeamHaem and let us know what your thoughts are, what questions you have and what you want to do as we see this case evolve over the next week. Remember to use #teamhaem on all your posts to help us follow the case! Please note – all cases on TeamHaem are entirely fictional to protect patient confidentiality. TeamHaem are not a position of authority. It is an educational platform to allow discussion and learning