Two cases of recurrent deep venous thrombosis in patients under treatment with oral direct thrombin inhibitors

Natalia G. Vallianou., Evangelia Margellou., Dimiris Kounatidis., Victoria Gennimata, Agathoniki Gkogkou and Evangelos Konninakis

Background: Oral direct thrombin inhibitors are widely used for treatment and prophylaxis of thromboembolic disease.
Methods and Results: Herein, we report two cases of established recurrent deep venous thrombosis despite treatment with oral direct thrombin inhibitors.
Conclusion: Whether this failure was due to this class of newer anticoagulants or their recommended dosages remains to be elucidated.

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