TITLE

2009 - Oral anticoagulant therapy safely prevented stroke in older patients with atrial fibrillation

AUTHOR(S)
Dunn, Andrew
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;7/21/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 1, p2
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a clinical study to analyze the effectiveness and safety of oral anticoagulant (OAC) and antiplatelet (AP) therapies for stroke prevention change with age, in patients with atrial fibrillation. For this study individual patient data meta-analysis of 12 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were conducted, out of which 6 were placebo-controlled. The trial found that older age was associated with increased risk for all outcomes.
ACCESSION #
43797538

 

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