Nair S, Garza N, George M, and Kaatz S. Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism. Med Clin North Am 2020; 104(4):631-646.
The Medical clinics of North America
Acute venous thromboembolism is a common disease seen by nearly all hospitalists. The advent of low molecular weight heparin (LMWH) several decades ago ushered in the era of early hospital discharge and home treatment. More recently, the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) have further simplified outpatient treatment and some offer treatment without parenteral therapy. Use of DOACs for cancer-associated venous thromboembolism is emerging and is a welcome evolution of care to spare oncologic patients the burden of daily LMWH injections.
Medical Subject Headings
Administration, Oral; Anticoagulants; Hemorrhage; Heparin, Low-Molecular-Weight; Humans; Neoplasms; Pulmonary Embolism; Risk Assessment; Surgical Procedures, Operative; Venous Thromboembolism; Venous Thrombosis; Vitamin K