Concomitant anti-platelet therapy in warfarin-treated patients undergoing cardiac rhythm device implantation: A secondary analysis of the BRUISE CONTROL trial.


McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Hôpital Sacré-Coeur de Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Electronic address: [Email]


Anti-platelet therapy is commonly used in patients receiving oral anticoagulation and may increase bleeding risk among patients undergoing cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) surgery. We sought to determine the proportion of anticoagulated patients who are concomitantly receiving anti-platelet therapy, the associated risk of clinically significant hematoma (CSH), and the proportion of patients in whom anti-platelet usage is guideline-indicated.


Anti-platelet,Aspirin,Cardiac implantable electronic device,Pocket hematoma,