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Rivaroxaban and stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation: new evidence.
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PMID:  24948333     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the majority of patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) anticoagulation is required to reduce the risk of stroke. Although vitamin K antagonists effectively reduce the risk of stroke, they have many disadvantages that limit their use. Rivaroxaban is a new once-daily oral anticoagulant that overcomes some of these limitations (i.e., no monitoring of anticoagulant effect required and fixed doses can be prescribed). In recent AF studies, rivaroxaban was reported to be at least as effective as warfarin for the prevention of stroke or systemic embolism but with a lesser risk of fatal bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage. More recent data have confirmed the beneficial effects of rivaroxaban, as originally described, and irrespective of the history of previous stroke, heart failure, myocardial infarction, diabetes, moderate renal dysfunction or age. In the present review the authors discuss current evidence regarding the efficacy and safety of rivaroxaban in patients with non-valvular AF.
Antoni Martínez-Rubio; George Andrei Dan; Juan Carlos Kaski
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-6-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-6-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-14     Citation Subset:  -    
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