Rivaroxaban versus warfarin in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation and stage IV-V chronic kidney disease

This study compared the risks of ischemic stroke/systemic embolism (ISSE) and major bleeding in patients with NVAF and stage IV-V CKD treated with rivaroxaban or warfarin.MethodsPatients with NVAF and stage IV-V CKD who initiated rivaroxaban or warfarin treatment between November 2011 and June 2018 were selected from the Optum® Deidentified EHR Database. Propensity score (PS)-matching was used to balance rivaroxaban and warfarin patients on 112 measured baseline covariates. ISSE and major bleeding events over two years following treatment initiation were ascertained with validated endpoint definitions. Outcomes were analyzed as time-to-event data using Kaplan–Meier survival estimators and Cox regression.Results781 eligible rivaroxaban-treated patients were PS-matched to 1536 warfarin-treated patients; baseline covariates were well balanced after matching (absolute standardized differences
Source: American Heart Journal - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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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
Conclusion: Compared with nonanticoagulation, anticoagulation therapy is associated with a reduced risk of death in older AF patients with nondialysis, but an increased risk of bleeding in older patients with dialysis.
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis 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
CONCLUSIONS: In the largest real-world practice study among Asians with NVAF, four DOACs were associated with lower risks of thromboembolism and bleeding than warfarin. There was consistency even amongst high risk subgroups and whether standard dose or low dose regimes were compared. PMID: 31103697 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest 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
This article aims to present a contemporary literature review of the benefits versus harms of anticoagulation in atrial fibrillation for patients with CKD stages 3, 4, 5, and 5 on dialysis. Although unanswered questions and areas of clinical equipoise remain, this piece serves to assist physicians in interpreting the complex body of literature and applying it to their clinical care. PMID: 30593489 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : CJASN - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Tags: Clin J Am Soc Nephrol Source Type: research
ConclusionsIncidence rates of IS/TE, mortality and bleeding increased with worsening eGFR. Worsening eGFR was an independent predictor of IS/TE and bleeding, and a better predictor of IS/TE than renal impairment in AF. We were able to identify predictors of worsening renal function, which may help to tag patients needing regular FU for appropriate adaptation of antithrombotic therapy.
Source: Archives of Cardiovascular Diseases Supplements - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusions: During long-term FU of more than 2.5 years, this very old population of NOAC recipients demonstrated low rates of cardiovascular or major bleeding complications during active NOAC therapy. Approximately one quarter of the study population died during follow-up, with cardiovascular events being the leading cause of death. Only 11 fatal bleeding events were observed; however, most of the 58 fatal thromboembolic events occurred after anticoagulation was discontinued. This indicates that continued anticoagulation with NOACs may result in a beneficial risk-benefit ratio also in very old patients.DisclosuresBeyer-We...
Source: Blood - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: 332. Antithrombotic Therapy: Management of Challenging Patients and Scenarios Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Because of a lack of comparative data on anticoagulant use in the advanced chronic kidney disease (CKD) population, guidelines recommend warfarin for atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism (VTE) treatment in these patients. However, apixaban has specific dosing recommendations in CKD leading to use in clinical practice. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate major bleeding, stroke, and thromboembolism rates in patients with CKD stage 4, stage 5, and dialysis on apixaban or warfarin therapy. METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of patients with advanced CKD receiving apixaban or war...
Source: The Annals of Pharmacotherapy - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Ann Pharmacother Source Type: research
Conclusion A great impact on death, but not ischemic stroke, was observed in non-anticoagulated hemodialysis patients with AF in comparison to those without AF from the analysis of the RAKUEN study. PMID: 29607945 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Internal Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Intern Med Source Type: research
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