Antithrombotic Reversal Agents.

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Antithrombotic Reversal Agents.

Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2014 Aug;32(3):715-725

Authors: Wilson MD, Davis JE

The actively bleeding anticoagulated patient presenting to the emergency department requires rapid evaluation and treatment, which is made increasingly complicated by the ever-evolving antithrombotic treatment options used in medicine. Even with excellent supportive care, the timeliness with which reversal decisions need to be made continues to demand of the emergency practitioner a familiarity with the properties and general characteristics of a variety of antithrombotic agents. Reversal options vary and may include vitamin K, FFP, PCC, rFVIIa, platelets, and desmopressin, among others.

PMID: 25060258 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

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