Differences in Managing Anticoagulants and Antiplatelets for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy between East and West

Sun-Young Lee

Abstract


Decreasing the bleeding risk associated with gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopic procedures and minimizing the thromboembolic risk of withdrawing medications are very important for the patients taking anticoagulants and antiplatelets. Western guidelines on managing anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications in GI endoscopy suggest a polypectomy with aspirin medication or a biopsy with warfarin medication. However, Eastern endoscopistsadherence to Western guidelines may be responsible for Easteners experiencing massive bleedings. During the cessation of drugs, it should be emphasized that Asians may be predisposed to different forms of embolism more likely to be of the cerebrovascular system, whereas Westerners more likely to be of the cardiovascular variety. To better understand the differences between the East and West, differences in drug metabolism should be considered that results in greater body weight-normalized plasma unbound clearance of drug in Easterners. Taken as a whole, different managements are required for GI endoscopy in patients on anticoagulation and/or antiplatelet medications based on differences in metabolism of drugs, risk of hemorrhage, and forms of thromboembolism.




Gastroenterol Res. 2009;2(2):67-80
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/gr2009.04.1283


Keywords


Anticoagulation; Antiplatelet; Endoscopy; East; West

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