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The radiology of the complications of warfarin therapy - a pictorial review

Renwick, Matthew 2019. The radiology of the complications of warfarin therapy - a pictorial review. The British Student Doctor Journal 3 (1) , pp. 51-56. 10.18573/bsdj.33

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Abstract

Summary This article aims to teach about the complications of warfarin therapy through radiological imaging and highlight the importance of radiology in diagnosing challenging cases. Relevance Warfarin is the most widely used anticoagulant worldwide and is vital in the treatment of many conditions. However, the use of warfarin increases one’s risk of bleeding which can have potentially fatal consequences. It is vital that the complications of warfarin use are considered as part of the differential diagnosis when a patient presents with unexplained symptoms, as quickly diagnosing an acute bleed will improve outcomes. Take Home Messages Complications of warfarin therapy can present in a variety of ways, not always associated with trauma, with potentially dangerous consequences. Radiological investigations are one of the best ways to confirm the diagnosis and so should always be considered to aid diagnosis and treatment.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Information Services
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
Publisher: Cardiff University Press
ISSN: 2514-3174
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 February 2019
Date of Acceptance: 8 October 2018
Last Modified: 14 Jun 2019 11:36
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/119358

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