Rapid warfarin reversal with factor VIIa in an elderly trauma patient with retroperitoneal hematoma.


While mortality from trauma increases, there has been a decline in mortality from cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases which parallels advances in antithrombotic and anticoagulation therapy. Warfarin (coumadin) is the most common oral anticoagulant used for chronic anticoagulant therapy and most patients requiring such therapy are elderly (greater… (More)