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Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy, 8th Ed : ACCP Guidelines: ANTITHROMBOTIC AND THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY, 8TH ED: ACCP GUIDELINES |

Executive Summary*: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines (8th Edition)

Jack Hirsh, MD, FCCP, Chair; Gordon Guyatt, MD, FCCP; Gregory W. Albers, MD; Robert Harrington, MD, FCCP; Holger J. Schünemann, MD, PhD, FCCP
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*From Hamilton Civic Hospitals (Dr. Hirsh), Henderson Research Centre, Hamilton, ON, Canada; McMaster University Medical Centre (Dr. Guyatt), Hamilton, ON, Canada; Stanford University Medical Center (Dr. Albers), Stanford Stroke Center, Palo Alto, CA; Duke Clinical Research Institute (Dr. Harrington), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC; and Department of Clinical Epidemiology/INFORMA (Dr. Schünemann), Istituto Regina Elena, Rome, Italy.

Correspondence to: Gordon H. Guyatt, MD, FCCP, McMaster University Medical Centre, 2C12, 1200 Main St W, Hamilton, ON, L8N 3Z5, Canada; e-mail: guyatt@mcmaster.ca



Chest. 2008;133(6_suppl):71S-109S. doi:10.1378/chest.08-0693
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This executive summary accompanies the publication of 8th edition of “Antithrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapy: American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines.” These guidelines provide an extensive critical review of the literature related to management of thromboembolic disorders.

In each chapter, the clinical question under consideration, the clinical trials evaluating the evidence, and the recommendations are linked by a numbering scheme common to these three items. The recommendations are included at the beginning of the chapters and are presented in this executive summary.

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