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Direct oral anticoagulant agents might be safe for patients undergoing endovenous radiofrequency and laser ablation

Presented at the Superficial Venous Disease and Imaging Scientific Session of the Thirty-fourth American Venous Forum Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, February 23-26, 2022.
      Objective: Studies assessing the effect of the use of anticoagulant agents on endovenous thermal ablation (ETA) have been limited to patients taking warfarin. Thus, the aim of the present study was to assess the efficacy and safety of ETA for patients taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). We hypothesized that the outcome of ETA for patients taking DOACs would not be superior to the outcomes for patients taking DOACs.
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