TITLE

Ximelagatran was noninferior to warfarin in preventing stroke and systemic embolism in atrial fibrillation: COMMENTARY

AUTHOR(S)
van Walraven, Carl
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;Mar/Apr2004, Vol. 140 Issue 2, p39
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article comments on the study conducted to examine the efficacy of ximelagatran over warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) at moderate to high risk for thromboembolic outcomes. From a practical standpoint, ximelagatran is an easier drug to use than warfarin because it can be administered in a fixed-dose regimen, without the need for laboratory monitoring of its anticoagulant effect to make dose adjustments, and does not appear to have drug-and food-related interactions that occur with warfarin.
ACCESSION #
12597127

 

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