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Dabigatran, a direct thrombin inhibitor, is used for stroke risk reduction in non-valvular atrial fibrillation and for treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism. Minor side effects include indigestion and stomach pain. Major life threatening bleeding occurs in up to 2% of patients and is largely attributed to gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Here, we describe a case of a dabigatran related diffuse alveolar hemorrhage (DAH) treated successfully with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.
pulmonary hemorrhage, ECMO, ARDS
Cardiology | Critical Care | Medicine and Health Sciences | Pulmonology
Hutchinson, C.; West, F. M.; and Hirose, H., "A Rare Case of Diffuse Alveolar Hemorrhage Secondary to Dabigatran Successfully Treated with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation" (2018). Department of Medicine Posters. 13.