Case Study

Idarucizumab for Urgent Dabigatran Reversal in Clinical Practice: A Case Series of First Use in Vietnam


The benefits of non-Vitamin K oral antagonists in prevention or treatment of thrombosis have been studied in many randomized control trials. However, episodes of life-threatening bleeding caused by using novel oral anticoagulants have occurred in clinical practice and necessitate the development of aims for reversal of the anticoagulant effects. We report here three cases in which the use of idarucizumab, a humanized monoclonal antibody fragment, has successfully reversed the anticoagulation effects of dabigatran and produced favorable outcomes.

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