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Pillcam COLON 2

Complementary exam for high-risk patients

One in five patients are at higher risk during colonoscopy due to bleeding risk, sedation risk, sedation-related cardiopulmonary events, or prior incomplete colonoscopy1,2,3. Currently about half of these patients with additional risks receive a non-colonoscopy exam. PillCam COLON offers a safer alternative, along with direct visualization for the detection of polyps, for patients with any of the following conditions:

  • Severe pulmonary or cardiac disease
  • Neurovascular disease
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Valvular heart disease
  • Mechanical valve
  • Prior thromboembolic event
  • Morbid obesity
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Obstructive sleep apnea
  • Liver disease
  • Cirrhosis
  • Crohn's disease
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Prior incomplete colonoscopy
  • Allergic reaction to sedation

In addition, patients on anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications do not need to temporarily suspend or bridge their therapy when undergoing a PillCam COLON diagnostic procedure. This includes patients on the following medications:

  • warfarin
  • dabigatran
  • rivaroxaban
  • low-molecular weight heparin (e.g., enoxaparin, dalteparin)
  • clopidogrel
  • prasugrel
  • dipyridamole
  • cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitors

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