Efficacy and Safety of Apixaban Compared With Warfarin in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Peripheral Artery Disease: Insights From the ARISTOTLE Trial [Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology]

ConclusionsPatients with PAD in ARISTOTLE had a higher crude risk of stroke or systemic embolism compared with patients without PAD that was not present after adjustment. The benefits of apixaban versus warfarin for stroke and systemic embolism were similar in patients with and without PAD. These findings highlight the need to optimize the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation and PAD.Clinical Trial RegistrationURL: http://www.clinicaltrials.gov. Unique identifier: NCT00412984.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Anticoagulants, Peripheral Vascular Disease Original Research Source Type: research