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DOACS in women: pros and cons

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S19-S22
JournalThrombosis Research
Volume181
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2019

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Abstract

The recent approval of direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOAC) for long-term anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism resulted in a rapid implementation of these new drugs into daily care. Although DOAC dosing is similar for women and men and, overall, results in comparable outcomes, sex specific issues need to be considered. This review will discuss DOAC topics specifically related to women's health, including the risks and benefits of DOAC treatment for women, the issue of abnormal uterine bleeding from DOAC and the risk and management of DOAC exposure in pregnancy.

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