Study Demonstrates Effectiveness of a New Generation of Anticoagulants

This recent article demonstrates that the new generation anticoagulants are as effective as our old gold standard but with less bleeding risk.

Apixaban Chemical Structure
Apixaban Chemical Structure

The study compared a new Xa inhibitor with our present standard of care — low molecular weight heparin plus warfarin/Coumadin — for pulmonary embolism and acute venous thromboembolism.  As I have mentioned in a prior newsletter, the newer generation blood thinners are game changers.   If you would like to learn more, these medication innovations were also discussed in a past newletter article explaining Atrial Fibrillation.

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