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Oral anticoagulants in pediatric cardiac practice: A systematic review of the literature


Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

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Balu Vaidyanathan
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, AIMS Ponekkara P.O. - 682 041, Kochi, Kerala
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.64371

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Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 31-34

 

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Recent advances in the pediatric heart surgery, especially the Fontan procedure, has necessitated an increased use of oral anticoagulants in pediatric cardiac patients. Warfarin is the standard agent used for most pediatric indications, though there are very few randomized control studies in children regarding its use. This review summarizes the current indications and evidence base regarding the use of oral anticoagulants in the pediatric age group.






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Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

Correspondence Address:
Balu Vaidyanathan
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, AIMS Ponekkara P.O. - 682 041, Kochi, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.64371

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Recent advances in the pediatric heart surgery, especially the Fontan procedure, has necessitated an increased use of oral anticoagulants in pediatric cardiac patients. Warfarin is the standard agent used for most pediatric indications, though there are very few randomized control studies in children regarding its use. This review summarizes the current indications and evidence base regarding the use of oral anticoagulants in the pediatric age group.






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