Keywords: ticagrelor, brillinta, xarelto, pradaxa (PubMed Search)
Posted: 3/15/2012 by Fermin Barrueto, MD
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Coumadin Wannabe's - have indication non-valvular atrial fibrillation
1) Dabigatran (Pradaxa)
2) Rivaroxaban (Xarelto)
Clopidogrel Wannabe's - both are antiplatelets
1) Ticagrelor (Brilinta)
2) Prasugrel (Effient)
If you were looking for the first case reports of lethal hemorrhage due to pradaxa that could not be reversed - look no further. One patient fall from standing dies from ICH and another death in a spine trauma patient on pradaxa. I am waiting for the first epidural hematoma due to pradaxa, xarelto, etc in ED. Watch out! :
1: Garber ST, Sivakumar W, Schmidt RH. Neurosurgical complications of direct thrombin inhibitors-catastrophic hemorrhage after mild traumatic brain injury in a patient receiving dabigatran. J Neurosurg. 2012 Mar 6. 2: Truumees E, Gaudu T, Dieterichs C, Geck M, Stokes J. Epidural Hematoma & Intra-operative Hemorrhage in a Spine Trauma Patient on Pradaxa® [Dabigatran]. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2012 Feb 16.
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