TITLE

Secondary Prophylaxis with Warfarin for Venous Thromboembolism

AUTHOR(S)
Büller, Harry R.; Prins, Martin H.
PUB. DATE
August 2003
SOURCE
New England Journal of Medicine;8/14/2003, Vol. 349 Issue 7, p702
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
Editorial. Offers an editorial on the two phases in the treatment of patients with symptomatic venous thromboembolism. Therapy that consists of either subcutanous low-molecular-weight heparin or intravenous unfractionated heparin; Phase involving oral vitamin K antagonists such as warfarin; Evidence that an initial course of the direct-acting antiocoagulant heparin is warranted; Reference to a 1960 study by Barritt and Jordan; Evidence for secondary prophylaxis with vitamin K antagonists; Debate about the intensity of warfarin therapy for venous thromboembolism.
ACCESSION #
24931578

 

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