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Direct Oral Anticoagulants

  • Thomas G. DeLougheryEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter reviews the new direct oral anticoagulants – thrombin and Xa inhibitors. The specific drugs are reviewed as well as the specific indications – prevention and treatment of deep venous thrombosis, stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation, and acute coronary syndrome. Finally, common issues such as monitoring and choosing the appropriate patient to use the drugs in are reviewed.

Keywords

Apixaban Betrixaban Dabigatran Edoxaban Rivaroxaban 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine, Pathology, and PediatricsOregon Health & Sciences UniversityPortlandUSA

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