To the Editor The recently published Original Investigation by Douketis and colleagues1 is commendable and helps advance the care and management of perioperative patients on a direct oral anticoagulant for treatment of atrial fibrillation. Further elaboration of study details and results will be of value for perioperative health care providers interpreting this work. From their data, the authors showed that 6% to 8% of patients received neuraxial anesthesia and 54% 55% of patients received other (eg, nongeneral, nonneuraxial) anesthesia for their procedures.
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Pysyk CL. Epidural Catheter Use and Further Issues in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Receiving a Direct Oral Anticoagulant. JAMA Intern Med. 2020;180(2):332. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2019.5861
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