Medications

Dos and don'ts developed for direct oral anticoagulants

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are a common treatment for patients with a wide variety of cardiovascular conditions. DOACs are the preferred treatment over vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for many patients with atrial fibrillation ...

Cardiology

Benefits of indefinite anticoagulant unclear after first VTE

For patients with a first unprovoked venous thromboembolism (VTE), indefinite anticoagulation prevents some recurrent VTE events but induces additional major bleeding events, according to a study published online June 27 ...

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Anticoagulant

An anticoagulant is a substance that prevents coagulation (clotting) of blood. A group of pharmaceuticals called anticoagulants can be used in vivo as a medication for thrombotic disorders. Some anticoagulants are used in medical equipment, such as test tubes, blood transfusion bags, and renal dialysis equipment.

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