Know How to Manage Antithrombotics Around Emergent Colonoscopies
You'll face questions about antithrombotic use before and after emergent colonoscopies.
Many inpatient colonoscopies are performed to evaluate a lower GI bleed...and patients will likely be NPO. But holding and restarting antithrombotics in patients at high clot or bleeding risk can be tricky.
Consider some rules of thumb.