discussion assignment to investigate development and status of specific/direct anticoagulation therapies and to consider the risks and rewards associated with their use

First, listen to several episodes from an expert M.D. panel discussion (Links to an external site.) on the development and status of specific/direct anticoagulation therapies. You should start with the introductory episode titled: Moving Beyond Aspirin for Atrial Fibrillation; and then watch 2 or 3 additional episodes. Second, conduct some online research to identify additional information on the specific/direct anticoagulation therapies approved since 2010 (such as FXa inhibitors & thrombin inhibitors listed in your textbook) and any additional information you can find regarding risks and benefits as compared to warfarin.

Compose a brief ~ 300-500 word report regarding your reaction to the panel discussion on novel anticoagulants and additional information you gathered through your own research.

Complete your report with a provocative open-ended question to which your classmates can respond.
Include a list of all references used to answer the questions, and be sure to indicate the source of your answers by using “in-text” citations.

 

 

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Anticoagulation Therapies
Anticoagulant therapy utilizes drugs known as an anticoagulant that decreases the ability of the body to produce clots in the blood. These medications have the ability to do this by hindering the formation of Vitamin K, which in return, augments the duration it takes from the creation of clots in the blood.

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