Direct Oral Anticoagulants: A Quick Guide

Dec 06, 2018

Overview :   For more than 50 years, oral vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) were the choice of anticoagulant for the long-term treatment and prevention of arterial and venous thromboembolic events (VTE). VKA treatment is safe and effective, if a high time in... more

Using DOACs In Patients With AF: Assessment, Monitoring And Treatment Reversal

Apr 05, 2018

Overview : Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most commonly encountered arrhythmia in clinical practice in Western countries. The prevalence of AF depends on the population studied1 and especially on age.2–9 It is affected by increasing longevity and is modulated by the prevalence of cardiovascular... more

Apixaban in Comparison With Warfarin in Patients With Atrial Fibrillation and Valvular Heart Disease

Findings From the Apixaban for Reduction in Stroke and Other Thromboembolic Events in Atrial Fibrillation (ARISTOTLE) Trial

Mar 21, 2016

Overview : Valvular heart disease (VHD) is associated with a higher incidence of thromboembolic events, regardless of the underlying cardiac rhythm [1]. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is associated with a higher incidence of thromboembolic events in patients with rheumatic mitral stenosis or in... more