Direct oral anticoagulants: In which indications? Which one to prescribe? For or against their use in frail patients and in atypical cases? Which monitoring and management haemorrhage complications?

[Direct oral anticoagulants: In which indications? Which one to prescribe? For or against their use in frail patients and in atypical cases? Which monitoring and management haemorrhage complications?] Rev Med Interne. 2020 Jul 14;: Authors: Hoffmann C, Leven C, Le Mao R, De Moreuil C, Lacut K Abstract Since their approval, the direct oral anticoagulants have been widely used in the management of venous thromboembolism, for stroke and systemic embolism prevention in non valvular atrial fibrillation, and in venous thromboembolism prophylaxis after surgical hip or knee replacement. Because they are easy to use, with oral fixed doses and no biological monitoring need, they are more and more prescribed. New indications are rising in cancer associated thrombosis in France beyond the 6 first months of treatment, and to prevent cardiovascular events after an acute coronary syndrome, or in stable coronary or peripheral arterial disease in Europe. The efficacity and safety of direct oral anticoagulants in frail patients or in unusual pathological contexts are not entirely known, but further data are coming and will probably bring new answers. PMID: 32674901 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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