TITLE

Higher-dose dabigatran reduced stroke, but not major hemorrhage, more than warfarin in atrial fibrillation

AUTHOR(S)
Klein, Liviu
PUB. DATE
January 2010
SOURCE
ACP Journal Club;1/19/2010, Vol. 152 Issue 1, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a study conducted by researcher S.J. Connolly and colleagues to know whether dabigatran is noninferior to warfarin for reducing stroke and systemic embolism in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). A randomized, controlled, noninferiority trial at 951 clinical sites in 44 countries was conducted for the study. The study found that dabigatran, if taken 150 mg twice daily, reduces risk for stroke or systemic embolism more than warfarin.
ACCESSION #
48180238

 

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