Sunday, October 25, 2015

Dabigatran reversal with idarucizumab (Praxbind)

A 77 year old black patient is admitted to the hospital for a gastrointestinal bleed.  He has a past medical history of CAD (MI 15 years ago), CKD (stage 4), atrial fibrillation, PUD, and hyperlipidemia for which he is taking ASA 81 mg daily, metoprolol tartrate 50 mg twice a day, atorvastatin 20 mg daily, lisinopril 20 mg daily, omeprazole 20 mg daily, and dabigatran 75 mg orally twice a day.  Initial labs indicate an aPTT of 95 seconds, hemoglobin of 6.8 g/dL, and serum creatinine 2.3 mg/dL.

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