Stop Aspirin before surgery? Maybe not.



The May 2013 issue of Neurology recommends that Aspirin or/and Coumadin should not be discontinued for Dental, Skin and other procedures in patients who are taking them for prevention after a stroke.

Many Dermatologists, including Lakeviewderm Dermatologists, are no longer recommending the discontinuation of Aspirin or Coumadin for cutaneous surgical procedures.

Even dental procedures, which may cause considerable bleeding, are no longer a contraindication to Aspirin and Coumadin, in cases of prevention of a secondary stroke.

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