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Open Access Antithrombotic Therapy: Focus on the Elderly

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Advanced age brings a higher incidence of thrombosis-related diseases. Although antithrombotic therapy significantly reduces the risk of ischemic events, relatively higher bleeding rates result in increased mortality and worse prognosis in the elderly. Thus the benefits and harms of antithrombotic drugs should to be carefully evaluated. In this review, we summarize current evidence and updated guidelines regarding antithrombotic therapy in the aging population.
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Keywords: anticoagulant; antiplatelet; bleeding; elderly

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 February 2017

This article was made available online on 05 May 2017 as a Fast Track article with title: "Antithrombotic Therapy: Focus on the Elderly".

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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