Study patients were randomized to Pradaxa 150mg twice daily or warfarin (target INR 2-3) and remained on this treatment for the trial duration.
The researchers searched the U.S. Medicare database for NVAF patients 65 years of age and older who were newly prescribed one of the following medications: apixaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or warfarin.
American College of Cardiology 2013
At ACC.13, the American College of Cardiology's 62nd Annual Scientific Session, leading cardiologists presented that the use of dabigatran following ablation for atrial fibrillation resulted in no major post-procedural complications.
Older patients, females, and those with comorbidities were more likely to be on multiple medications.
AHA 2017 Scientific Sessions
End-stage renal disease patients on dialysis with atrial fibrillation are at high risk for thrombotic complications.
The new findings were based on data from a pooled analysis of two large U.S. commercial health insurance databases.
Researchers conducted a post hoc analysis of the ARISTOTLE trial which included patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a risk of stroke treated with either apixaban or warfarin for the prevention of stroke/ systemic embolism.
The primary safety endpoint was defined as time to major bleeding events and clinically relevant non-major bleeding events when compared to triple therapy with warfarin.
Jan Steffel, from the TIMI Study Group, Boston, MA, and colleagues presented on the safety of edoxaban in the context of atrial fibrillation (AF) ablation.
Aspirin does not appear to reduce the risk of nonarteritic ischemic optic neuropathy development in men, according to data presented at the 2019 American Academy of Ophthalmology Meeting in San Francisco, CA.