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Dabigatran is Less Effective Than Warfarin at Attenuating Mechanical Heart Valve-Induced Thrombin Generation Valvular Heart Disease
Conclusions MHV induce thrombin generation via the intrinsic pathway and generate sufficient thrombin to overwhelm clinically relevant dabigatran concentrations. In contrast, warfarin is more effective than dabigatran at suppressing MHV-induced thrombin generation. These data explain why dabigatran failed in MHV patients and suggest that strategies targeting FXII or FXI may suppress the root cause of thrombosis in such patients.
Source: JAHA:Journal of the American Heart Association - August 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Authors: Jaffer, I. H., Stafford, A. R., Fredenburgh, J. C., Whitlock, R. P., Chan, N. C., Weitz, J. I. Tags: Valvular Heart Disease Source Type: research