Direct Oral Anticoagulants : recommendations for the general practitioner

Cédric Hermans Published in the journal : October 2018 Category : Actualité thérapeutique

Summary :

Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) represent one of the greatest therapeutic innovations of the last decades. Their effectiveness and safety have been clearly demonstrated in a large number of indications. The main precautions for use have been identified. While initially limited to specialists, the prescription of DOACs is now part of the daily practice of many general practitioners. This article reviews, in a concise and practical way, some essential information about DOACs that are useful for any general practitioner.

Key words

Anticoagulation,VKAs, LMWHs, Direct Oral Anticoagulants