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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 7  |  Page : 103-105

Anticoagulant therapy post-COVID in the perioperative setting: Bountiful of choices, indefinite treatment plans- A case report


Department of Anesthesiology, SRM Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Balasubramaniam Gayathri
B102 Newry Shrenika Jayachandran Nagar 1st Main Road Jalladanpet, Chennai - 600 100, Tamil Nadu
India
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DOI: 10.4103/mjdrdypu.mjdrdypu_879_21

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A post-COVID patient with a high D-dimer Value (>5000 IU) was posted for total knee replacement. She was on multiple anticoagulants including the novel oral anticoagulants that started to reduce thrombotic risk. This case highlights the importance of continuing the anticoagulants and provides insights on the proper timing to stop and restart various anticoagulants after surgery in post-COVID patients.


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