Dabigatran adherence in atrial fibrillation patients during the first year after diagnosis: a nationwide cohort study

ConclusionMore than 75% of patients were adherent>80% during the first year. Patients with higher morbidity, including patients with a higher risk of stroke or bleeding, exhibited better adherence. This improvement may be attributable to more regular contact with the health care system.This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Original Article ‐ Cardiovascular Medicine Source Type: research

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CONCLUSIONS: The present results are indicative of the favorable benefit-risk profile of dabigatran in Japanese clinical practice. Dabigatran dose was not independently associated with thromboembolic and bleeding events in Japanese NVAF patients. PMID: 30737182 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: J Cardiol Source Type: research
AbstractThe treatment of patients requiring anticoagulation who develop acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and/or require percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) must balance the reduction in major adverse cardiovascular events, stroke, and major bleeding. The development of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the treatment of atrial fibrillation has ushered in an era of potential treatment options for these complex patients.Purpose of ReviewTo review the clinical evidence underlying the use of DOACs for the treatment of patients with atrial fibrillation and ACS or PCI.Recent FindingsThree trials studied this particular pat...
Source: Current Cardiology Reports - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
Conclusion In real-life conditions, NVAF patients treated with apixaban show rates of treatment discontinuation and major bleedings, which are comparable to those found in the ARISTOTLE pivotal study, thus supporting its external validity.
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Research articles: Arrhythmias Source Type: research
This study details the design of the Edoxaban Treatment in routiNe clinical prActice for patients with Atrial Fibrillation in Europe (ETNA-AF-Europe) study – a postauthorization observational study, which is part of the postapproval plan for edoxaban agreed with the European Medicines Agency. Methods The ETNA-AF-Europe study (Clinicaltrials.gov: NCT02944019) is a multicenter, prospective, observational study that enrolled 13 980 patients with atrial fibrillation treated with edoxaban from 852 sites across 10 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerl...
Source: Journal of Cardiovascular Medicine - Category: Cardiology Tags: Research articles: Trial design Source Type: research
Abstract Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) include dabigatran, which inhibits thrombin, and apixaban, betrixaban, edoxaban and rivaroxaban, which inhibit factor Xa. In large clinical trials comparing the NOACs with the vitamin K antagonist (VKA) warfarin, dabigatran, apixaban, rivaroxaban and edoxaban were at least as effective for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and for treatment of venous thromboembolism, but were associated with less intracranial bleeding. In addition, the NOACs are more convenient to administer than VKAs because they can be given in fixed doses without routine coagu...
Source: Thrombosis and Haemostasis - Category: Hematology Authors: Tags: Thromb Haemost Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: For the time being, novel oral anticoagulants in combination with aspirin may provide an alternative treatment in PAD, however, it is deemed necessary to identify patient subgroups who will benefit the most. PMID: 30585539 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Current Pharmaceutical Design - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: Curr Pharm Des 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
AbstractPatients with thrombocytopenia were excluded from major clinical trials that investigated non-vitamin-K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF). The aim of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness and safety of NOAC versus warfarin in AF patients with thrombocytopenia. From 2010 to 2017, a cohort study based on electronic medical records of a multi-center healthcare provider in Taiwan and included 8239 anticoagulated AF patients (age 77.0  ± 7.3 years, 48.0% female). Patients were divided into two subgroups: 7872 patients with a normal p...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Oral anticoagulants were indicated on discharge for 2/3 of patients with AF and high risk of stroke, and more often in patients with low risk of bleeding events. An increase in the number of indications for oral anticoagulation has been observed in the past nine years. The factors which led to no use of oral anticoagulation among AF patients with high stroke risk were: hospitalisation in the years 2004-2006, high risk of bleeding, vascular disease, age ≥ 80 years, paroxysmal AF, and previous bleeding. PMID: 29297187 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Source: Kardiologia Polska - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Kardiol Pol Source Type: research
AbstractStrong evidence for the use of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in the early phase of non valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF)-related acute ischemic stroke (AIS) is lacking, because this kind of patients were excluded from phase III randomized clinical trials (RCT) and ad hoc RCTs are ongoing. In the latest years a lot of real life studies on this topic have been published. The aim of our review was to focus on these. We reviewed the PubMed databases searching articles reporting on DOACs starting time within 2 weeks from AIS onset. We selected fifteen studies, eight with retrospective, six with prospective observ...
Source: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis - Category: Hematology Source Type: research
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