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International Journal of Adult Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery

Year 1990
Volume 5 , Issue 2

Pages: 111 - 123

Heparinization after Le Fort I osteotomy in a patient with chronic atrial fibrillation


The middle-aged patient with a dentofacial deformity complicated by partial edentulism and underlying medical prlbems presents a challenge to the orthodontic-surgical team. The clinical management of a 51-year-old man with maxillary deficiency and chronic atrial fibrillation is presented. Preoperative evaluation and planning, and a scheme and rationale for perioperative anticoagulation, are crucial. The etiology and risks of chronic atrial fibrillation are reviewed along with anticoagulation therapy


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