Western Journal of Emergency Medicine: Integrating Emergency Care with Population Health
A Case of Rivaroxaban Associated Intracranial Hemorrhage
- Author(s): Lo, Jean CY
- Gerona, Roy R
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.5811/westjem.2014.2.19440
Rivaroxaban is a newer anticoagulant initially approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Rivaroxaban has several characteristics that are more favorable than warfarin. One of the characteristics is decreased risk of hemorrhage. We report one of the first case reports of severe intracranial hemorrhage associated with rivaroxaban in an elderly patient with decreased renal function. We aim to alert emergency medicine providers regarding the likelihood of encountering these patient as newer anticoagulants rise in popularity. [West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(4):375-377.]