Issues in anticoagulant therapy: Recent trials start to answer the tough questions
Amir K. Jaffer, MD
Medical Director, the IMPACT Center and The Anticoagulation Clinic, Section of Hospital Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
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ABSTRACTRecent trials provide evidence to help guide the management of patients with recurrent episodes of venous thromboembolism, cancer patients with venous thromboembolism, and patients receiving anticoagulant therapy who must undergo surgery.