The role of direct oral anticoagulants in the management of venous thromboembolism.
Am J Manag Care. 2017 Dec;23(20 Suppl):S383-S390
Authors: Steuber T
Appropriate treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) is critical to minimizing long-term morbidity and mortality. The emergence of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) has provided clinicians with expanded therapeutic options for patients with VTE, and as a result, updated practice guidelines released by the American College of Chest Physicians favor DOACs over traditional anticoagulants, such as warfarin. The newest DOAC, betrixaban, received FDA approval in 2017, with an indication for VTE prophylaxis in hospitalized adults. Additionally, results from the XALIA study on the real-world outcomes of rivaroxaban are now available. A reversal agent for dabigatran, idarucizumab, also received FDA approval in 2017, and other reversal agents are in development. This article will provide an overview of current VTE treatment strategies, with an emphasis on the place in therapy of the DOACs.
PMID: 29297661 [PubMed - in process]