Safety and Efficacy of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Atrial Fibrillation

This study evaluated and compared the safety outcomes of DOACs versus warfarin in patients with non-valvular AF and concomitant CKD. Patients in our health system with AF prescribed oral anticoagulants during 2010 to 2017 were identified. All-cause mortality, bleeding, and hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke were evaluated based on degree of renal impairment and method of anticoagulation.
Source: The American Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Source Type: research

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Purpose of review Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are variably eliminated by the kidneys rendering their use potentially problematic in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) or necessitating appropriate dose adjustment. Recent findings Both observational and limited randomized trial data for DOACs compared with no treatment or with warfarin for patients with atrial fibrillation on maintenance dialysis were recently published. In a randomized trial in patients on hemodialysis, there was no significant difference in vascular calcification between patients who received rivaroxaban with or without vitamin K2 or vi...
Source: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension - Category: Urology & Nephrology Tags: PHARMACOLOGY AND THERAPEUTICS: Edited by Sankar D. Navaneethan Source Type: research
AbstractAtrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and its prevalence increases with age. Few data are available about the clinical performance of direct oral anticoagulant (DOACs) in patients aged  ≥ 80 years with AF. The aim of our propensity score matched cohort study was to compare the safety and efficacy of DOACs versus well-controlled VKA therapy among octogenarians with AF in real life setting. Data for this study were sourced from the multicenter prospectively maintained Atrial Fibrillation Research Database (NCT03760874), which includes all AF patients followe...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
AbstractPatients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of stroke and bleeding. Although direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC) trials excluded patients with severe CKD, a growing portion of CKD patients have been starting DOACs and limited data from real-world outcome in this high-risk setting are available. The INSigHT registry included 632 consecutive NVAF patients that started apixaban (256 patients, 41%), dabigatran (245, 39%) and rivaroxaban (131, 20%) between 2012 and 2015. Based on creatinine clearance, two sub-cohorts were defined: (1) non-CKD group (CrCl 60 &...
Source: Internal and Emergency Medicine - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research
Authors: Joung B Abstract Regulatory approvals of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been based on large randomized phase III trials evaluating dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, or edoxaban relative to warfarin for atrial fibrillation (AF). The results of the trials showed that all NOACs were at least non-inferior to warfarin in the prevention of stroke/thromboembolism and showed lower rates of intracranial bleeding than those associated with warfarin. However, the trials were designed differently, varied in the inclusion/exclusion criteria, and used either one dose or a low/high dose of the...
Source: Korean Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Tags: Korean Circ J Source Type: research
ConclusionsOur findings are largely compatible with the results of LVSD or HF subgroups in RE‐LY, ROCKET‐AF, and ARISTOTLE trials and add to increasing confidence that DOACs can be safely used for stroke and systemic embolism prevention in patients with LVSD.
Source: Clinical Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: CLINICAL INVESTIGATIONS Source Type: research
ConclusionsCompared with patients without CKD, among incident heart failure patients without atrial fibrillation, CKD both with and without dialysis was associated with a higher rate of major bleeding and all‐cause death. Only CKD‐no RRT was associated with a higher rate of ischaemic stroke and intracranial bleeding.
Source: ESC Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Original Research Article Source Type: research
Atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently complicates the management of chronic kidney disease, especially in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). AF occurs in approximately one in five of the 650 000 patients with ESRD in the USA.1 ESRD confers increased risk for AF, while AF hastens progression to ESRD. The presence of chronic kidney disease in patients with AF is associated with an increased risk for ischaemic stroke independent of traditional risk factors. In addition, chronic kidney disease and particularly ESRD are associated with an increased risk of bleeding. Little is understood about how to safely reduce ...
Source: Heart - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Editorials Source Type: research
Conclusion Our meta-analysis revealed a trend for a reduction of the risk of ischemic stroke in hemodialysis patients with AF treated with VKA. The true protective effect may have been underestimated, owing to inclusion of low-risk patients not expected to benefit from anticoagulation and to suboptimal anticoagulation. However, assessment of the overall effect of VKA in hemodialysis patients should also take into account the increased risk of bleeding, in particular of hemorrhagic stroke. Whether new oral anticoagulants provide a better benefit–risk ratio in hemodialysis patients should be the subject of future trials.
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Authors: Młodawska E, Tomaszuk-Kazberuk A, Łopatowska P, Musiał WJ, Małyszko J Abstract Atrial fibrillation (AF) frequently occurs in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and the rate reaches even 30% in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Patients with AF and CKD have a significantly higher risk of thrombotic complications, particularly ischemic stroke, and at the same time, a higher bleeding risk (proportionally to the grade of renal failure). In addition, AF and CKD share a number of comorbidities and risk factors, which results in increased mortality rates. Moreover, disturbances in hemosta...
Source: Polskie Archiwum Medycyny Wewnetrznej - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Pol Arch Med Wewn Source Type: research
ysz J Abstract Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is associated with the risk of multiple life-threatening complications such as: progression to chronic renal failure and cardiovascular disease including coronary heart disease, heart failure and peripheral arterial disease. Also, atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in this group of patients. Factors contributing to the occurrence of AF in patients undergoing dialysis include: age, presence of coronary heart disease, echocardiographic abnormalities (low ejection fraction, atrial enlargement, valvular calcification, left ventricular hypertrophy), heart failure, chronic obs...
Source: Current Vascular Pharmacology - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Vasc Pharmacol Source Type: research
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