Anticoagulation Considerations for Travel to High Altitude

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    DeLoughery, Thomas G. Anticoagulation considerations for travel to high altitude. High Alt Med Biol 16:181-185, 2015.-An increasing percentage of the population are on anticoagulation medicine for clinical reasons ranging from stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation to long term prevention of deep venous thrombosis. In recent years, several new direct oral anticoagulants have entered the market. The key questions that should be kept in mind when approaching a potential traveler on anticoagulation are: 1) why is the patient on anticoagulation? 2) do they need to stay on anticoagulation? 3) what are the choices for their anticoagulation? 4) will there be any drug interactions with medications needed for travel? and 5) how will they monitor their anticoagulation while traveling? Knowing the answers to these questions then can allow for proper counseling and planning for the anticoagulated traveler's trip.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)181-185
    Number of pages5
    JournalHigh Altitude Medicine and Biology
    Volume16
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Sep 1 2015

    Keywords

    • anticoagulation
    • apixaban
    • dabigatran
    • deep venous thrombosis
    • edoxaban
    • rivaroxaban
    • warfarin

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Physiology
    • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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