Anticoagulation strategies during electrophysiology procedures
Gottsegen György Országos Kardiológiai Intézet, Budapest
The number of patientes taking oral anticoagulation therapy is continously growing. With the appearance of the new oral anticoagulants, the tretament strategy of the patientes with non-valvular atrial fibrillation changed fundamentally. During the past years the number and the complexity of the electrophsiology procedures is gradually growing. Due to the aging population, more and more patientes preparing to electrophysiology procedure are taking oral antocoagulation therapy. Choosing the optimal strategy of the periprocedural aticoagulation is of unique importance, due to the potential life threatening thrombotic or haemorrhagic complications of these procedures.