An alternative to warfarin for patients with PE
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Consider treating patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE) with rivaroxaban, a factor Xa inhibitor; it works as well as low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) followed by warfarin, but may cause fewer major bleeds. Stength of recommendation: B: Based on a single, nonblinded randomized controlled trial.
Journal of Family Practice, 61(12) 2012: 751-752.
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