CEimpact Podcast

Aspirin De-Prescribing in Patients Taking Anticoagulants

October 24, 2022 CEimpact
CEimpact Podcast
Aspirin De-Prescribing in Patients Taking Anticoagulants
Show Notes

The role of anticoagulant therapy (warfarin) with antiplatelet therapy (aspirin) is a balance of risk versus benefit. However, reducing risk by de-prescribing is often avoided due to hypothetical efficacy reduction. Join host, Geoff Wall, as he evaluates de-prescribing aspirin in patients taking anticoagulants.

The GameChanger
Anticoagulant therapy provides as good or better protection against vascular outcomes as aspirin – creating duplication of therapy. The increased risk of bleeds may not outweigh the negligible efficacy benefit.

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Show Segments
00:00 - Introductions

00:58 - Aspirin Use with Anticoagulants

4:02 - Overview of Schafer et al

11:50 - The Gamechanger: Study Findings

17:48 - Connecting to Practice: DOAC Use

19:52 - Closing Remarks

Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health

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CE Information

Learning Objectives
Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants should be able to:
1. Discuss indications for cardioprotective aspirin in patients taking anticoagulants
2. Describe drawbacks to implementing the findings of the Schaefer et al study to a general patient population using anticoagulants

0.05 CEU/0.5 Hr
UAN: 0107-0000-22-381-H01-P
Initial release date: 10/24/2022
Expiration date: 10/24/2023
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