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Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Antithrombotic Therapy in VTE

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Canadi EM -  By Eric Tseng - January 30, 2018
"Main Messages
  • Both LMWH/Warfarin and DOACs are reasonable first-line treatments for acute VTE.
  • DOACs have similar efficacy to Warfarin in the treatment of VTE, and have a favourable safety profile with less major bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage.
  • Decisions about anticoagulant therapy must take into account efficacy, bleeding risk, comorbidity, patient preference, and cost."