Tag Dabigatran
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Dabigatran and Bleeding

Dabigatran is a direct thrombin inhibitor; It is viewed as a warfarin replacement; It's use is controversial because the management of bleeding complications is difficult and there is no definitive antidote

no retreat, no reversal…

the case. a 79 year old female returns to ED with left sided chest pain & dyspnoea. She was recently admitted following a fall with rib fractures (including a flail segment) and a small haemothorax.