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Non-Obvious, Post-Traumatic, Life-Threatening Bleeding in Two Elderly Patients

DOI: 10.1515/jccm-2017-0012

The main complication of anticoagulant therapy is major bleeding. Clinicians are usually aware of these side effects and are careful when managing the therapeutic range of vitamin K antagonist drugs. But major bleeding, while life-threatening, can be overlooked if there are no visible signs of bleeding. Two cases are described in which inaccurate diagnoses lead to inadequate treatment.

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