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Risk Factors of Walker and Jick for Bleeding During Heparin Therapy

Purpose:

To identify a patient at risk for bleeding associated with heparin therapy using the risk factors of Walker and Jick.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Vascular Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Medicine

Objective:

risk factors, failure handling and therapy escalation, adverse effects

ICD-10:

R58

Description:

Walker and Jick identified risk factors associated with bleeding during heparin therapy. This can help identify patients who may require closer monitoring during heparin therapy or a reduced heparin dose. The authors are from Boston University Medical Center.

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