Anticoagulation is widely used in the inpatient setting for various indications for
both surgical and medical patients including stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial
fibrillation, prevention of venous thromboembolism in post-surgical patients, management
of acute coronary syndromes, and treatment of acute thrombosis. For patients with
acute thrombosis, anticoagulation is the key therapy to stabilize the thrombus, prevent
extension, and to prevent development of new thrombosis while risk factors are present

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treatment of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

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