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Table 1 Reasons for emergency anticoagulant reversal

From: Bench-to-bedside review: Optimising emergency reversal of vitamin K antagonists in severe haemorrhage – from theory to practice

Severity of haemorrhage
   Need for red blood cell transfusion
Haemorrhage localisation
   Gastrointestinal tract
   Deep muscles
   Retro-ocular bleeds
   Joints (functional prognosis)
Need for urgent surgery
   Ischaemic surgical events
   Septic shock
   Treatment of open fractures