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Editor's Correspondence
August 11/25, 2008

Periodontal Surgery for Patients Receiving Anticoagulant Therapy

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Arch Intern Med. 2008;168(15):1719. doi:10.1001/archinte.168.15.1719-b

In the study reported by Garcia et al,1 we found 2 points of interest from the oral medicine perspective. First, Garcia et al1 reported that the use of low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) as bridging treatment in surgical procedures caused excessive postoperative bleeding.