Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 359–360 | Cite as

New Challenges Ahead for the Newer Oral Thrombin Inhibitors that Aim at Replacing Warfarin in Clinical Practice—Any Role for Scientific Societies in the Debate?



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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. George’s HospitalUniversity of LondonLondonUK

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