Clinical practice of the management of antithrombotic therapy in gastrointestinal endoscopy

Daisuke Kikuchi, Tsukasa Furuhata, Toshiro Iizuka, Akihiro Yamada, Satoshi Yamashita, Ai Fujimoto, Masanori Nakamura, Akira Matsui, Toshifumi Mitani, Osamu Ogawa, Shu Hoteya, Mitsuru Kaise

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


The need for gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy for patients under antithrombotic therapy has recently been increasing. The Guidelines for antithrombotic therapy in GI endoscopy is different between Japan and Western countries. We investigated the clinical practice of the management of antithrombotic therapy and the frequency of bleeding and thrombo-embolism in GI endoscopy. About 80% of the endoscopists had performed an invasive procedure for the patients under antithrombotic therapy. In a half of them the problems were caused by operator error. After an invasive procedure, half of the endoscopists prescribed antiulcerative medication, and 20% of the endoscopists had performed endoscopic preventive hemostasis. No GI bleeding occurred in this investigation. However, 10 thrombo-embolic events occurred during cessation of the antithrombotic therapy. Antithrombotic therapy should be stopped with exact assessment and informed consent. Furthermore, evidence in Japanese patients established by the Japan Gastroenterological Endoscopy Society is required.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1806-1811
Number of pages6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Jun
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


Dive into the research topics of 'Clinical practice of the management of antithrombotic therapy in gastrointestinal endoscopy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this