Chapter 16. Anticoagulants for Thrombosis and Embolism in the Elderly

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine3,
  2. Paul Jansen4 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni5
  1. Alexander Gallus1 and
  2. Dolly Daniel2

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch16

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

Gallus, A. and Daniel, D. (2009) Anticoagulants for Thrombosis and Embolism in the Elderly, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch16

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 5

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Haematology, Flinders University, SA Pathology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Pathology and Blood Bank, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • anticoagulants for thrombosis and embolism in elderly;
  • low molecular weight heparins (LMWH);
  • vitamin k antagonists (warfarin and other coumarins);
  • thrombosis in elderly;
  • warfarin and bleeding risk;
  • dosing with LMWHS enoxaparin and dalteparin;
  • computer based dosing algorithms or simple nomograms;
  • anticoagulant treatment and invasive procedures


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The anticoagulants

  • Thrombosis in the elderly and indications for anticoagulants

  • References