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Use of dabigatran to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

06 March 2013

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Art & Science

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Anticoagulant therapy, such as warfarin, is prescribed to prevent stroke in patients with AF....

Safe practice for patients receiving anticoagulant therapy

20 January 2010

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Venous thrombolembolism, although largely preventable, continues to be a major cause of death in hospitalised patients. The anticoagulant drugs used to prevent and...

Safe on the home watch

09 May 2006

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For some children with heart conditions, anticoagulation is mandatory. A pioneering, nurse-led service allows families to monitor blood at home, saving them repeated...

Principles and nursing management of anticoagulation

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evidence & practice

Anticoagulant drugs are widely used in hospital and community settings. Anticoagulation is the first-line treatment for venous thromboembolism, and anticoagulant...

Warfarin-induced tissue necrosis: a case study

31 October 2012

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A&S Science

Warfarin-induced tissue necrosis is a rare and serious side effect associated with warfarin treatment. A case study of a patient with warfarin-induced tissue...