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J Vasc Surg. 2016 Jun;63(6):1653-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jvs.2016.02.054. Epub 2016 Apr 21.

Quick reference guide to the new oral anticoagulants.

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1
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom. Electronic address: katherine.hurst@nds.ox.ac.uk.
2
Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Abstract

After the commissioning of new oral anticoagulants for the treatment and prevention of thrombosis, these medications are now widely used within clinical settings. Increasing numbers of patients present to the health services on anticoagulant medications, and it is therefore imperative for surgeons to be aware of the new therapeutic treatments available and how patients will benefit from such interventions. This review highlights the most pertinent learning points for surgeons regarding the indications, pharmacokinetics, and perioperative management of these new oral medications, as a quick reference guide.

PMID:
27113315
DOI:
10.1016/j.jvs.2016.02.054
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