Two new antithrombotic agents (fondaparinux and ximelagatran) and their implications in anesthesia.

@article{Moerloose2002TwoNA,
  title={Two new antithrombotic agents (fondaparinux and ximelagatran) and their implications in anesthesia.},
  author={Philippe de Moerloose and Françoise Boehlen},
  journal={Canadian journal of anaesthesia = Journal canadien d'anesthesie},
  year={2002},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={S5-10}
}
PURPOSE To describe two new antithrombotic agents (fondaparinux and ximelagatran), their mechanisms of action, the clinical studies available and some implications (regional anesthesia, monitoring and antidote) in anesthesia. SOURCE Recently published articles on these two new drugs were reviewed. PRINCIPAL FINDINGS These two drugs have several interesting properties. Both are of non animal origin, do not induce thrombocytopenia and do not require laboratory controls. In recent studies… CONTINUE READING