Rivaroxaban being tested in patients with arrhythmia disorders in ROCKET AF trial

November 2008
Cardiology Today;Nov2008, Vol. 11 Issue 11, p11
The article reports that the ROCKET AF clinical trial investigated the safety and efficacy of rivaroxaban compared to warfarin in treating patients with arrhythmia disorders in the U.S. The trial will involve at least 14,000 persons who will be randomly assigned to rivaroxaban or warfarin during a crossover study in 272 study centers. Since formation of blood clot is being prevented and though warfarin is effective in blood clot prevention, Dr. Yousef Mohammad hopes that the trial will result in another treatment option for patients.


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