Rivaroxaban is effective but increases bleeding risk with acute illness

02/8/2013 | Forbes · MedPage Today (free registration)

The anticoagulant rivaroxaban was effective at preventing venous thromboembolism in patients with acute illnesses, but it was associated with a significant increase in bleeding risk, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study compared rivaroxaban with enoxaparin.

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