Balancing the Scales: Management of Patients at Risk of Bleeding and Clotting in the Acute Care Setting
Managing patients with routine bleeding or clotting abnormalities can be difficult. Advances in medicine and technology present clinicians with even more complex and challenging situations than in the past. Often rapid decision making is required for patients with acute thrombosis or bleeding. This session will focus on extreme cases of bleeding or clotting for which limited data are available to guide the clinician.
Dr. Jean M. Connors will discuss the management of clotting and bleeding in patients with cancer. The approach to patients that have recurrent thrombosis despite adequate anticoagulation and those that require anticoagulation despite increased risk of bleeding will be reviewed.
Dr. Flora Peyvandi will review the management of acquired bleeding disorders. While acquired FVIII deficiency is rare, acquired deficiencies of other coagulation proteins such as FVII, FX, and FXIII are encountered even less frequently. The diagnosis and management of these extremely rare acquired factor deficiencies will be covered.
Dr. Frank W.G. Leebeek will present the signs and symptoms of bleeding in patients supported with left ventricular assist devices, describing the epidemiology, pathophysiology and management of bleeding in these patients in the acute care setting.
Frank W.G. Leebeek
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