Rapid Reversal of Novel Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Medications in General Surgery Emergencies

Lisa L Schlitzkus, Jessica I. Summers, Paul J Schenarts

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The reversal of the new class of nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) is challenging in the emergent perioperative setting. This summary focuses on the reversal of NOACs, determining the emergent nature (risk analysis), and other considerations in reversal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1073-1080
Number of pages8
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018



  • Emergent
  • Nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants
  • Perioperative management
  • Reversal agents
  • Urgent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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