Suggest Eliquis or Xarelto Over Pradaxa for Treating VTE

The new oral anticoagulants (Eliquis, Pradaxa, and Xarelto) will be used more to TREAT venous thromboembolism (VTE).

Most patients with a VTE get warfarin...plus a low-molecular-weight heparin (enoxaparin, etc) for several days until warfarin kicks in.

The new anticoags DON'T need this overlap because they work faster.

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