New anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents: a primer for the clinical gastroenterologist.
Am J Gastroenterol. 2014 Jan;109(1):9-19
Authors: Parekh PJ, Merrell J, Clary M, Brush JE, Johnson DA
The discovery of the first oral anticoagulant, warfarin, was a milestone in anticoagulation. Warfarin's well-known limitations, however, have led to the recent development of more effective anticoagulants. The rapidly growing list of these drugs, however, presents a challenge to endoscopists who must treat patients on these sundry medications. This review is intended to summarize the pharmacological highlights of new anticoagulants, with particular attention to suggested "best-practice" recommendations for the withholding of these drugs before endoscopic procedures.
PMID: 24402526 [PubMed - in process]