Contemporary Treatment of Venous Thromboembolic Disease.
Cardiol Clin. 2015 Feb;33(1):49-57
Authors: Galanis T, Merli GJ
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially fatal condition and includes deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The novel oral anticoagulants, which include the direct thrombin and factor Xa inhibitors, have been shown to be safe and effective for the treatment of VTE. Additional interventions include thrombolysis and the use of inferior vena cava filters. The purpose of this article is to provide a contemporary review of the treatment of VTE.
PMID: 25439330 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]