Drugs & Therapy Perspectives

, Volume 29, Issue 3, pp 77–81

Treat anticoagulant-associated bleeding on the basis of bleeding severity and the availability of reversal agents

Disease Management

DOI: 10.1007/s40267-012-0010-z

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Adis Medical Writers Drugs Ther Perspect (2013) 29: 77. doi:10.1007/s40267-012-0010-z


Bleeding is a serious complication associated with the use of both conventional and new anticoagulants in the prevention and treatment of thromboembolic complications. Although bleeding can often be managed with general measures, rapid reversal of the anticoagulant effect through the use of specific antidotes or other interventions is desirable in many cases.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AdisMairangi Bay, North ShoreNew Zealand