Xarelto is the first oral blood thinner approved for anti-coagulation in 60 years, since Warfarin (coumadin) was approved. A variety of injectable options are available; however, the oral route is preferred by many physicians and patients.  Xarelto joins the much older Coumadin as an oral medication. Previouwly Xarelto was only approved for Reduction of Risk of Stroke and Systemic Embolism in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation. In November 2012, the

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Home treatment of DVT

Deep Venous Thrombosis is a common problem and its treatment usually starts with a hospitalization for IV heparin. Home treatment of newly diagnoses DVT would be a boon to patients and reduce costs of the overburdened health care system. Four criteria can be used to identify patients with DVT for whom outpatient treatment might not be appropriate: presence of massive DVT, presence of symptomatic pulmonary embolism, high risk of bleeding with anticoagulant

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