Electrophysiological Procedures in Patients With Coagulation Disorders ― A Systemic Review ―

Bartosz Krzowski, Paweł Balsam, Michał Peller, Piotr Lodziński, Marcin Grabowski, Joanna Drozd-Sokołowska, Grzegorz Basak, Monika Gawałko, Grzegorz Opolski, Jedrzej Kosiuk
2020 Circulation Journal  
Catheter ablation (CA) is considered first-line treatment for many patients with symptomatic arrhythmias. Indications for CA are constantly increasing, as is the number of procedures. Although CA is nowadays regarded a safe procedure, there is a risk of complications, including both bleeding- and thrombosis-related events. Several factors contribute to periprocedural risk; of these, patient coagulation status is of considerable clinical relevance. In this context, even a simple procedure poses
more » ... le procedure poses a considerable challenge in a patient with coagulation disorder. However, the level of evidence regarding CA in patients with coagulation disorders is very low. Neither experts' recommendations nor clinical guidelines have been presented so far. The aim of this article is to analyze potential procedure-related risks and provide clinicians with useful information and practical suggestions regarding optimization of procedural safety in patients with coagulation disorders.
doi:10.1253/circj.cj-20-0078 pmid:32350233 fatcat:q4xj7od6vvbwzdohekovwgufpa