Therapeutics: Anticoagulants

In this podcast Kunal Gohil joined us in the recording booth to take us through anticoagulants.  

Kunal talks about the clotting cascade (simplified) as well as:

  • Heparins
  • Coumarins
  • DOACs
  • Fundoparinux
  • Thrombolytics

As ever Kunal shares his great knowledge including the reason why warfarin might actually increase your risk of clot!

This is the Take Visually for this episode:

Therapeutics: Antiplatelets

Kunal Gohil made his way down to the pod to talk us through antiplatelet treatment in the first of two podcasts on Antithrombotics.

The focus is on Aspirin and Clopidogrel but we also cover Prasugrel and Ticagrelor.  

Here is the CHA2DS2VASc Score for Stroke Risk in Atrial Fibrillation as mentioned in this episode.  

Here is the HAS-BLED Score for assessing bleeding risk before starting anti-coagulation in atrial fibrillation.

Remember: antiplatelets have NO role in atrial fibrillation.

Here is the Take Visually for this episode: