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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768672/catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-on-uninterrupted-direct-oral-anticoagulants-a-safe-approach
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V Sawhney, M Shaukat, E Volkova, N Jones, R Providencia, S Honarbakhsh, G Dhillon, A Chow, M Lowe, P Lambiase, M Dhinoja, S Sporton, M J Earley, R J Schilling, R J Hunter
BACKGROUND: Current consensus guidelines suggest DOACs are interrupted peri-procedurally for catheter ablation (CA) of AF. However, this may predispose patients to thromboembolic complications. This study investigates the safety of CA for AF on uninterrupted DOACs compared to uninterrupted warfarin. METHODS: Single centre, retrospective study of consecutive patients undergoing CA for AF. All patients were heparinised prior to trans-septal puncture with a target activated clotting time (ACT) of 300-350 seconds...
May 16, 2018: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761426/predictors-of-self-reported-adherence-to-direct-oral-anticoagulation-in-a-population-of-elderly-men-and-women-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Andrea P Rossi, Roberto Facchinetti, Elena Ferrari, Nicole Nori, Selena Sant, Elena Masciocchi, Elena Zoico, Francesco Fantin, Gloria Mazzali, Mauro Zamboni
There is a general lack of studies evaluating medication adherence with self-report scales for elderly patients in treatment with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs). The aim of the study was to assess the degree of adherence to DOAC therapy in a population of elderly outpatients aged 65 years or older affected by non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), using the 4-item Morisky Medication Adherence Scale, and to identify potential factors, including the geriatric multidimensional evaluation, which can affect adherence in the study population...
May 14, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29740750/comparing-the-cost-effectiveness-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-with-well-managed-warfarin-for-stroke-prevention-in-atrial-fibrillation-patients-at-high-risk-of-bleeding
#3
Alexa R Hospodar, Kenneth J Smith, Yuting Zhang, Inmaculada Hernandez
BACKGROUND: Several studies have compared the cost effectiveness of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and warfarin using results from clinical trials evaluating NOACs. However, the time in therapeutic range (TTR) of warfarin groups ranged across clinical trials, and all were below the therapeutic goal of 70%. We compared the cost effectiveness of edoxaban 60 mg, apixaban 5 mg, dabigatran 150 mg, dabigatran 110 mg, rivaroxaban 20 mg, and well-managed warfarin with a TTR of 70% in preventing stroke among patients with atrial fibrillation at high risk of bleeding...
May 9, 2018: American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs: Drugs, Devices, and Other Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29739915/cost-effectiveness-of-left-atrial-appendage-closure-with-the-watchman-device-compared-with-warfarin-or-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-for-secondary-prevention-in-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
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Vivek Y Reddy, Ronald L Akehurst, Stacey L Amorosi, Meghan B Gavaghan, Deanna S Hertz, David R Holmes
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Once a patient with atrial fibrillation experiences an embolic event, the risk of a recurrent event increases 2.6-fold. New treatments have emerged as viable treatment alternatives to warfarin for stroke risk reduction in secondary prevention populations. This analysis sought to assess the cost-effectiveness of left atrial appendage closure (LAAC) compared with warfarin and the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants dabigatran 150 mg, apixaban and rivaroxaban in the prevention of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients with a prior stroke or transient ischemic attack...
May 8, 2018: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723935/a-systematic-review-and-bayesian-network-meta-analysis-of-risk-of-intracranial-hemorrhage-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants
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Zachary Wolfe, Safi U Khan, Fahad Nasir, Charumathi Raghu Subramanian, Bradley Lash
BACKGROUND: The comparative risk of intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) among direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, and edoxaban) remains unclear. OBJECTIVE: To determine the difference in risk of ICH between DOACs. METHODS: 17 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were selected using PubMed/MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL (Inception - 31 December 2017). Estimates were reported as odds ratio (OR) with 95% credible interval (CR...
May 3, 2018: Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis: JTH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723207/benefit-risk-and-cost-of-new-oral-anticoagulants-and-warfarin-in-atrial-fibrillation-a-multicriteria-decision-analysis
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Jose Mendoza-Sanchez, Federico Silva, Lady Rangel, Linda Jaramillo, Leidy Mendoza, Jenny Garzon, Andrea Quiroga
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin and new oral anticoagulants are effective in reducing stroke in atrial fibrillation; however, the benefits and risks rates in clinical trials show heterogeneity for each anticoagulant, and is unknown the cost influence on a model considering most of the treatment consequences. We designed a benefit-risk and cost assessment of oral anticoagulants. DESIGN: We followed the roadmap proposed by IMI-PROTECT and the considerations of emerged good practice to perform Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29709012/discontinuation-risk-comparison-among-real-world-newly-anticoagulated-atrial-fibrillation-patients-apixaban-warfarin-dabigatran-or-rivaroxaban
#7
Gregory Y H Lip, Xianying Pan, Shital Kamble, Hugh Kawabata, Jack Mardekian, Cristina Masseria, Hemant Phatak
Discontinuation of oral anticoagulants may expose non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) patients to an increased risk of stroke. This study describes the real-world discontinuation rates and compared the risk of drug discontinuation among NVAF patients initiating apixaban, warfarin, dabigatran, or rivaroxaban. This retrospective cohort study evaluated newly-anticoagulated NVAF patients in the MarketScan® data population from 01/01/2012 through 12/31/2014. Discontinuation was defined as a lack of subsequent prescription of the index drug within 30 days after the last supply day of the last prescription...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29694286/primary-nonadherence-to-oral-anticoagulants-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-real-world-data-from-a-population-based-cohort
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Clara L Rodriguez-Bernal, Salvador Peiró, Isabel Hurtado, Aníbal García-Sempere, Gabriel Sanfélix-Gimeno
BACKGROUND: Primary nonadherence (not filling a first prescription) is an important yet unstudied aspect of adherence to oral anticoagulant (OAC) therapy. OBJECTIVE: To estimate the rates of primary nonadherence to OACs and determine associated factors in real-world practice. METHODS: This population-based retrospective cohort study set in the Valencia region of Spain (about 5 million inhabitants) included all patients with atrial fibrillation who were newly prescribed OACs during 2011-2014 (N = 18,715)...
May 2018: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29681367/effectiveness-and-safety-of-direct-oral-anticoagulants-and-warfarin-stratified-by-stroke-risk-in-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation
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Inmaculada Hernandez, Yuting Zhang, Samir Saba
The objective of the study was to examine how the comparative effectiveness and safety of direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) and warfarin differ across subgroups of patients with atrial fibrillation defined by stroke risk (CHA2DS2-VASc score ≤3, 4 to 5, ≥6). Using Medicare claims data, we identified patients newly diagnosed with atrial fibrillation in 2013 to 2014 who initiated warfarin (n=12,354), apixaban (n=2,358), dabigatran (n=1,415), or rivaroxaban (n=5,139), and categorized them according to their CHA2DS2-VASc score (≤3, 4 to 5, ≥6)...
March 28, 2018: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679144/antithrombotic-therapy-in-patients-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-undergoing-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-should-we-change-our-practice-after-the-pioneer-af-pci-and-re-dual-pci-trials
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D Duerschmied, J Brachmann, H Darius, N Frey, H A Katus, W Rottbauer, A Schäfer, H Thiele, C Bode, Uwe Zeymer
The number of patients with atrial fibrillation undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is increasing. Since these patients have a CHA2 DS2 -VASc score of 1 or higher, they should be treated with oral anticoagulation to prevent stroke. However, combination therapy with oral anticoagulation for prevention of embolic stroke and dual platelet inhibition for prevention of coronary thrombosis significantly increases bleeding complications. The optimal combination, intensity and duration of antithrombotic combination therapy is still not known...
April 20, 2018: Clinical Research in Cardiology: Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672182/oral-anticoagulant-use-in-cardiovascular-disorders-a-perspective-on-present-and-potential-indications-for-rivaroxaban
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A John Camm, Keith A A Fox
BACKGROUND: Four nonvitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have been approved for use in various cardiovascular indications. The direct thrombin inhibitor dabigatran and the direct factor Xa inhibitors apixaban, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban are now increasingly used in clinical practice. For some of these agents, available data from real-world studies support the efficacy and safety data in phase III clinical trials. OBJECTIVES: This review aims to summarize the current status of trials and observational studies of oral anticoagulant use over the spectrum of cardiovascular disorders (excluding venous thrombosis), provide a reference source beyond stroke prevention for atrial fibrillation (AF) and examine the potential for novel applications in the cardiovascular field...
April 19, 2018: Current Medical Research and Opinion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664236/use-of-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulants-2008-2016-a-danish-nationwide-cohort-study
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Simone Haastrup, Maja Hellfritzsch, Lotte Rasmussen, Anton Pottegård, Erik Lerkevang Grove
We aimed to provide detailed utilization data on the total use of non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) since their introduction in 2008. Using the nationwide Danish National Prescription Registry, we identified all individuals filling prescriptions for NOACs 2008-2016. We reported the development in incident and prevalent users and explored baseline characteristics and treatment persistence according to treatment indication. A total of 126,691 NOAC users were identified within the Danish population of 5...
April 17, 2018: Basic & Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622587/efficacy-and-safety-of-apixaban-dabigatran-rivaroxaban-and-warfarin-in-asians-with-nonvalvular-atrial-fibrillation
#13
Yi-Hsin Chan, Lai-Chu See, Hui-Tzu Tu, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hsin-Fu Lee, Chun-Li Wang, Chang-Fu Kuo, Chi-Tai Kuo
BACKGROUND: Whether non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are superior to warfarin among Asians with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation remains unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this nationwide retrospective cohort study collected from Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database, there were 5843, 20 079, 27 777, and 19 375 nonvalvular atrial fibrillation patients taking apixaban, dabigatran, rivaroxaban and warfarin, respectively, from June 1, 2012 to December 31, 2016...
April 5, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622509/impact-of-bmi-on-clinical-outcomes-of-noac-therapy-in-daily-care-results-of-the-prospective-dresden-noac-registry-nct01588119
#14
L Tittl, S Endig, S Marten, A Reitter, I Beyer-Westendorf, J Beyer-Westendorf
Direct acting non-Vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOAC) are characterized by a fixed dosing regimen. Despite the potential for relative underdosing due to large distribution volumes, dose adjustments for patients with high body mass index (BMI) are not recommended. Since efficacy and safety data in obese patients are scarce, we evaluated the impact of BMI on clinical outcomes in daily care patients treated with NOAC for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation or venous thromboembolism. Using prospectively collected data from a non-interventional registry, cardiovascular (CV), major bleeding events (MB) and all-cause mortality were evaluated according to BMI classes...
March 14, 2018: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29608110/fitting-the-right-non-vitamin-k-antagonist-oral-anticoagulant-to-the-right-patient-with-non-valvular-atrial-fibrillation-an-evidence-based-choice
#15
Yanguang Li, Daniele Pastori, Gregory Yh Lip
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most prevalent arrhythmia and is associated with an increased risk of ischemic stroke (IS) and systemic embolism (SE). Stroke prevention is a key element for the overall management of AF patients. The non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs), such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban and edoxaban, are at least as effective as warfarin in reducing IS/SE with a lower rate of major bleeding. Various analyses from the large Phase III randomised trials demonstrated different efficacy and safety of NOACs in specific subgroups of patients...
April 2, 2018: Annals of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29606361/direct-oral-anticoagulants-versus-vitamin-k-antagonists-in-real-life-patients-with-atrial-fibrillation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Carlos Escobar, Julio Martí-Almor, Alejandro Pérez Cabeza, M José Martínez-Zapata
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: To assess the effectiveness of direct oral anticoagulants vs vitamin K antagonists in real-life patients with atrial fibrillation. METHODS: A systematic review was performed according to Cochrane methodological standards. The results were reported according to the PRISMA statement. The ROBINS-I tool was used to assess risk of bias. RESULTS: A total of 27 different studies publishing data in 30 publications were included...
March 29, 2018: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29605015/left-atrial-thrombus-and-dense-spontaneous-echocardiographic-contrast-in-patients-on-continuous-direct-oral-anticoagulant-therapy-undergoing-catheter-ablation-of-atrial-fibrillation-comparison-of-dabigatran-rivaroxaban-and-apixaban
#17
Michael Wu, James Gabriels, Mohammad Khan, Nada Shaban, Salvatore D'Amato, Christopher F Liu, Steven M Markowitz, James E Ip, George Thomas, Parmanand Singh, Bruce Lerman, Apoor Patel, Jim W Cheung
BACKGROUND: Left atrial thrombus (LAT) and dense spontaneous echocardiographic contrast (SEC) detected by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) in patients on continuous direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC) therapy before catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation (AF) or atrial flutter (AFL) have been described. OBJECTIVE: We sought to compare rates of TEE-detected LAT and dense SEC among patients taking different DOACs. METHODS: We evaluated 609 consecutive patients from 3 tertiary hospitals (median age 65 years; interquartile range 58-71 years; 436 (72%) men) who were on ≥4 weeks of continuous DOAC therapy (dabigatran, n = 166 [27%]; rivaroxaban, n = 257 [42%]; or apixaban, n = 186 [31%]) undergoing TEE before catheter ablation of AF/AFL...
April 2018: Heart Rhythm: the Official Journal of the Heart Rhythm Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593860/potential-drug-drug-interactions-with-direct-oral-anticoagulants-in-elderly-hospitalized-patients
#18
Heather L Forbes, Thomas M Polasek
Background: To determine the prevalence and nature of potential drug-drug interactions (DDIs) with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) in elderly hospitalized patients. Methods: This was a retrospective observational study. Inclusion criteria were: aged over 65 years; taking apixaban, rivaroxaban or dabigatran; and admitted to the Repatriation General Hospital between April 2014 and July 2015. A list of clinically relevant 'perpetrator' drugs was compiled from product information, the Australian Medicines Handbook, the Australian National Prescribing Service resources, and local health network guidelines...
October 2017: Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578938/quantification-of-apixaban-dabigatran-edoxaban-and-rivaroxaban-in-human-serum-by-uhplc-ms-ms-method-development-validation-and-application
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Sofia Lindahl, Roar Dyrkorn, Olav Spigset, Solfrid Hegstad
BACKGROUND: Direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) are prescribed for anticoagulation in patients with atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolic disease. Fixed doses are recommended, but measuring their serum drug concentrations as a basis for dose adjustments may be useful in some clinical settings. METHODS: A UHPLC-MS/MS method for the analysis of the DOACs apixaban, dabigatran, edoxaban, and rivaroxaban in human serum was developed and validated. A 100-µL serum sample was handled using a pipetting robot...
March 23, 2018: Therapeutic Drug Monitoring
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29570468/novel-oral-anticoagulants-in-chronic-kidney-disease-ready-for-prime-time
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Justin Ashley, Manish M Sood
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) are at increased risk of atrial fibrillation, stroke, and bleeding posing unique clinical challenges. Novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) including dabigatran, rivaroxaban, and apixaban have become recognized as alternative therapy to Vitamin K Antagonists (VKA) regarding the prevention of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and reduce the risk of stroke in atrial fibrillation. However, the understanding of NOACs in CKD is still underdeveloped...
May 2018: Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension
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