Points needing attention in application of new oral anticoagulants in elderly patients
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Key words:elderly  venous thromboembolism  anticoagulants
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YANG Yuan-Hua*, ZHANG Meng Department of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Beijing Institute of Respiratory Medicine, Beijing Key Laboratory of Respiratory and Pulmonary Circulation, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100020, China yyh1031@sina.com 
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      The development of new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) has brought more convenience in treatment of venous thromboembolism. However, with regard to the elderly, due to their co-existing comorbidities and multiple medication use, there are some points needing special attention in the use of NOACs, such as drug adjustment in the patients with organ dysfunctions, switch among different anticoagulants, use of anticoagulants in course of invasive manipulations, management during hemorrhages and so on. This article aimed to illustrate some points, to which attention should be paid in the use of NOACs in the elderly so as to obtain more rational NOACs use and reduce the damages caused the improper use.