Dabigatran: A look before we leap

Masoodi, Naseer A.; Ahmad, Bilal
June 2011
British Journal of Medical Practitioners;Jun2011, Vol. 4 Issue 2, p4
Academic Journal
In this article the editor discusses several evidence for and against the use of dabigartan in place of warfarin to prevent thromboembolic events. He mentions the RE-LY study (Randomized Evaluation of Long-term Anticoagulant Therapy), in which high-dose dabigatran was found more effective than warfarin for the prevention of stroke and systemic emboli. He also mentions several shortcomings of dabigartan which include lack of antidotes when patients do bleed.


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