Category Archives: Anticoagulants

Slow initiation of warfarin protocol.

We’re all familiar with the usual 5mg warfarin initiation protocol (and many of us have distant memories of the 10-10-5 regimes started in hospital, or at least that’s what was being done when I was a junior doctor, back in … Continue reading

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Antiplatelet therapy with anticoagulation therapy?

A BMJ article addressing an important and common question; in patients who have an indication for antiplatelet therapy plus an indication for anticoagulant therapy, should we give both or just one? In most cases, we should just give the anticoagulant, … Continue reading

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Warfarin vs. NOACs for non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Interesting new article from the BMJ comparing warfarin with NOACs in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation, using data from large-scale Danish databases. The findings were: Rivaroxaban is marginally more effective than warfarin at preventing ischaemic strokes or systemic embolism, but … Continue reading

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