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Articles tagged ‘warfarin’

November 15, 2012

New app for warfarin monitoring

A new app has been released which helps patients undergoing oral anticoagulant therapy (OAT) monitor and record their warfarin usage and international normalised ratio (INR) as part of their daily routine.

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July 24, 2012

Study evaluates dabigatran in mechanical heart valve patients

The design of the RE-ALIGN study, the first study to evaluate a novel oral anticoagulant as alternative to warfarin for use in patients with mechanical heart valves requiring anticoagulation therapy, has been published recently by the American Heart Journal.1

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April 18, 2012

New oral anticoagulants eclipse warfarin in cost savings

Usage of the new oral anticoagulants (NOACs), dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban, may be associated with lower medical costs (excluding drug costs) relative to warfarin, according to results from the RE-LY, ROCKET-AF, and ARISTOTLE clinical trials. These were presented at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC’s) 61st Annual Scientific Session, held recently in Chicago.

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November 3, 2011

Aspirin unsafe and ineffective for stroke prevention in AF

Aspirin increases the risk of bleeding without decreasing the risk of stroke/thromboembolism sufficiently in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), according to a study1 published recently in Thrombosis and Haemostasis.

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September 7, 2011


A new oral anticoagulant, dabigatran etexilate (Pradaxa®, Boehringer Ingelheim), has been made available in the UK. Following the EU licence for dabigatran, granted on 1st August 2011,1 a recommended dose of 150 mg twice daily is now licensed in the UK for the prevention of stroke and systemic embolism in eligible adult patients with AF.

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August 2, 2011


The superiority of dabigatran to warfarin, as reported by the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulation Therapy (RE-LY) trial, may be offset by its cost, according to an editorial1 published recently in Circulation.

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September 7, 2009

Atrial Fibrillation high on ESC agenda

A record number of 31,371 delegates attended the European Society of Cardiology (ESC)Congress in Barcelona this week. Clinical trials in atrial fibrillation were among the most well attended sessions, receiving worldwide news coverage within minutes of presentation. Principal among these were RE-LY and PLATO, details of which we feature here.

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June 8, 2009

Device closure of LAA and stroke prevention

Use of the WATCHMAN® left atrial appendage (LAA) device may be an alternative to warfarin to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation.

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