Dabigatran for Japanese Patients with Atrial Fibrillation and Prior Stroke: A Subgroup Analysis of the J-Dabigatran Surveillance Program

Background: The study objective was to evaluate long-term safety and effectiveness of dabigatran 110 mg and 150 mg twice daily (bid) in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) with a focus on secondary stroke prevention. Methods: In J-Dabigatran Surveillance, 6772 patients newly initiated on dabigatran to prevent ischemic stroke and systemic embolism were enrolled in Japan (1042 sites, December 2011 to November 2013). This subgroup analysis included patients with (1302) and without (5071) previous stroke/transient ischemic attack (TIA).
Source: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases - Category: Neurology Authors: Tags: Original article Source Type: research

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Source: Neurological Research - Category: Neurology Tags: Neurol Res Source Type: research
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Source: Circulation Journal - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Circ J Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Research in Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
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