Articles in "Anticoagulants and Procedures"

Performing Procedures on Patients Who Take Dabigatran, Rivaroxaban, and Apixaban

by Joseph Esherick, M.D., FAAFP, FHM

The drawback to these new oral anticoagulants is that there is no true antidote that can reverse the anticoagulant activity in the event that a patient develops a major hemorrhage or if they require emergency surgery or have a need for an invasive bedside procedure.