Using HAS-BLED scoring to assess bleeding risk

There is a need to balance stroke prevention and bleeding risk when prescribing anticoagulants. Learn more about which elements of a patient's history increase their HAS-BLED score and therefore their bleeding risk.

Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH
Franz Wiesbauer, MD MPH
8th Nov 2022 • 1m read
Assessing bleeding risk

Although anticoagulants cannot cause bleeding, they can slow the clot formation needed to resolve it. In this lesson, we’ll cover the HAS-BLED scoring system and share how this score should be used (often in conjunction with the CHA2DS2-VASc score) when prescribing anticoagulants.

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