Podcast #92: PE on Xarelto

rivaroxaban-litigationRun Time: 3 minutes

Author: Dr. Gregory Burcham

Educational Pearls:

  • Xarelto and Coumadin are not 100% protective of PE and the rate of recurring venous thromboembolism is about 2%.
  • About 10% of recurrent PEs will be fatal, meaning 2 out of 1000 PEs will be fatal despite the patient being on an anticoagulant.

Link to Podcast:  http://medicalminute.madewithopinion.com/pe-on-xarelto/

References:  http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1009638

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3706730/

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