Warfarin and related coumarin-based anticoagulants are the mainstay of pharmacological management for the long-term prevention of thromboembolism. It is estimated that over 1 million residents in the United Kingdom take warfarin; in excess of 20 million prescriptions for the anticoagulant are dispensed each year in the United States of America. Despite recent advances in the development of novel, alternative, oral antithrombotics it is likely that coumarins will be used widely for at least the next decade.
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|Publication status||Published - 25 Oct 2005|