Benefits of a new class of oral anticoagulant

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Abstract

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Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants offer an alternative to warfarin and heparins for treating atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism

Abstract Blann A (2015) Benefits of a new class of oral anticoagulant. Nursing Times; 111: 16, 15-17.

The disadvantages of warfarin and heparins have led to the development of a new class of drugs known as non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants. These new drugs are effective, safe and do not need to be monitored with blood tests.

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