The lack of antidotes for new oral anticoagulantsBMJ 2014; 348 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1438 (Published 12 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1438
- Hilary Wallace, specialist trainee year 4, anaesthesia1,
- Mark W Davies, consultant in anaesthesia and perioperative medicine1
- 1Department of Anaesthesia, Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
Warfarin is a bit like great aunt Mabel’s old car—slow, uneconomical, temperamental, and often in need of repair—but still reasonably reliable. A classic motor that starts, stops, and shakes.
Perhaps great aunt Mabel might be better with a new car from the nice garage down the road: the “NOAC (new oral anticoagulant) roadster” is more comfortable, more economical, and has much longer service …