Posts Tagged ‘atrial fibrillation’

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September 11th, 2013

Oral Anticoagulation, Part I: Direct Thrombin Inhibitors

When I started residency 4 years ago, warfarin was really the only choice of anticoagulation widely used for prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE). Despite knowing about the coagulation cascade for decades, only recently have viable alternatives to warfarin become available. In this post, I hope […]


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