New anticoagulant option 'could replace warfarin'

Tanday, Sanjay
September 2009
GP: General Practitioner;9/4/2009, p7
The article presents a research by Dr. Sarah Jarvis and colleagues, which states that dabigatran, an alternative for Clopidogrel, has been found that reduced bleeding. Researchers gave 18,113 atrial fibrillation (AF) patients either dabigatran 110mg or 150mg twice daily, or an adjusted dose of warfarin for two years. Dabigatran 110mg reduced the risk of stroke and embolism about as much as warfarin.


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