Oral Anticoagulation in 2017

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Thomas Vanassche, MD, PhD
Frans Van De Werf Frans, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC, FAHA


In this paper we describe the properties and clinical use of new anticoagulants:dabigatran (a direct thrombin inhibitor) and direct anti-Xa agents (rivaroxaban, apixaban,edoxaban ). Major studies that have been performed with these agents in comparisonwith warfarin are reported. Recommendations for use in clinical practice are provided.Information on the disappearance of the anticoagulant effect after stopping drug intakeand on the administration of agents that neutralize the effect of the new anticoagulantis provided.


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Vanassche T, Frans FVDW. Oral Anticoagulation in 2017. BKK Med J [Internet]. 2018 Sep. 20 [cited 2023 Nov. 30];14(2):81. Available from: https://he02.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/bkkmedj/article/view/222564
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