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By Hua Fu
Kang-Ling Wang, Chun-Chih Chiu, Doreen Su-Yin Tan, Chun-Yi Lin, En-Yu Lai, Shinya Goto, Robert P Giugliano, Chern-En Chiang
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a half-life of around 12 h. We aimed to clarify if there was any effect modification by dosing (once- or twice-daily) regimens in Asian patients. METHODS: Phase III randomized controlled trials of NOACs compared with warfarin in Asian patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) were identified and extracted from PubMed, CENTRAL, and CINAHL databases through November 2016. Outcomes were pooled by dosing regimens with the Mantel-Haenszel fixed-effects model...
June 20, 2017: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association, Taiwan Yi Zhi
Yi-Hsin Chan, Chi-Tai Kuo, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Shang-Hung Chang, Lung-Sheng Wu, Hsin-Fu Lee, Hui-Tzu Tu, Lai-Chu See
BACKGROUND: It is unclear whether the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulant agents rivaroxaban and dabigatran are superior to warfarin for efficacy and safety outcomes in Asians with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to compare the risk for thromboembolic events, bleeding, and mortality associated with rivaroxaban and dabigatran versus warfarin in Asians with NVAF. METHODS: A nationwide retrospective cohort study was conducted of consecutive patients with NVAF taking rivaroxaban (n = 3,916), dabigatran (n = 5,921), or warfarin (n = 5,251) using data collected from the Taiwan National Health Insurance Research Database between February 1, 2013 and December 31, 2013...
September 27, 2016: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
Emil L Fosbøl, Naja Emborg Vinding, Morten Lamberts, Laila Staerk, Anna Gundlund, Kasper Gadsbøll, Lars Køber, Gunnar H Gislason, Jonas Bjerring Olesen
Aims: After non-vitamin K antagonist (VKA) oral anticoagulation agents (NOAC) have been approved for thrombo-embolic prophylaxis in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF), utilization of oral anticoagulants (OAC) in NVAF has changed. Contemporary shifting from a VKA to a NOAC (dabigatran, rivaroxaban, or apixaban) has not been quantified, and could help assess whether these drugs are used according to recommendations. Methods and results: Using Danish nationwide registries, we identified all VKA-experienced NVAF patients initiating a NOAC from 22 August 2011 to 31 December 2015 (shifters) and all VKA-experienced NVAF patients who were not switched to NOACs (non-shifters)...
June 28, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Amish N Raval, Joaquin E Cigarroa, Mina K Chung, Larry J Diaz-Sandoval, Deborah Diercks, Jonathan P Piccini, Hee Soo Jung, Jeffrey B Washam, Babu G Welch, Allyson R Zazulia, Sean P Collins
Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are now widely used as alternatives to warfarin for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and management of venous thromboembolism. In clinical practice, there is still widespread uncertainty on how to manage patients on NOACs who bleed or who are at risk for bleeding. Clinical trial data related to NOAC reversal for bleeding and perioperative management are sparse, and recommendations are largely derived from expert opinion. Knowledge of time of last ingestion of the NOAC and renal function is critical to managing these patients given that laboratory measurement is challenging because of the lack of commercially available assays in the United States...
March 7, 2017: Circulation
Oliver J Ziff, A John Camm
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia worldwide. The prevalence of AF in persons older than 55 years is at least 33.5 million globally and is predicted to more than double in the next half-century. Anticoagulation, heart rate control, and heart rhythm control comprise the 3 main treatment strategies in AF. Anticoagulation is aimed at preventing debilitating stroke, systemic embolism, and associated mortality. Historically, anticoagulation in AF was achieved with a vitamin K antagonist such as warfarin, which is supported by evidence demonstrating reduced incident stroke and all-cause mortality...
March 2016: American Heart Journal
Saad Ahmad, Heath Wilt
There is a clinically staggering burden of disease stemming from cerebrovascular events, of which a majority are ischemic in nature and many are precipitated by atrial fibrillation (AF). AF can occur in isolation or in association with myocardial or structural heart disease. In the latter case, and when considering health at an international level, congenital and acquired valve-related diseases are frequent contributors to the current pandemic of AF and its clinical impact. Guidelines crafted by the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology and Heart Rhythm Society underscore the use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) among patients with valvular heart disease, particularly in the presence of concomitant AF, to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke of cardioembolic origin; however, the non-VKAs, also referred to as direct, target-specific or new oral anticoagulants (NOACs), have not been actively studied in this particular population...
2016: Open Cardiovascular Medicine Journal
Hein Heidbuchel, Peter Verhamme, Marco Alings, Matthias Antz, Hans-Christoph Diener, Werner Hacke, Jonas Oldgren, Peter Sinnaeve, A John Camm, Paulus Kirchhof
In 2013, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) published a Practical Guide on the use of non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) (Heidbuchel H, Verhamme P, Alings M, Antz M, Hacke W, Oldgren J, Sinnaeve P, Camm AJ, Kirchhof P, European Heart Rhythm A. European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2013;15:625-651; Heidbuchel H, Verhamme P, Alings M, Antz M, Hacke W, Oldgren J, Sinnaeve P, Camm AJ, Kirchhof P...
June 9, 2016: European Heart Journal
Young-Hoon Kim, Seung-Young Roh
Atrial fibrillation is a major cardiac cause of stroke, and a pathogenesis involving thrombus formation in patients with atrial fibrillation is well established. A strategy for rhythm control that involves catheter ablation and anticoagulation therapy is evolving. A strategy for rhythm control that restores and maintains sinus rhythm should reduce the risk of ischemic stroke that is associated with atrial fibrillation; however, this is yet to be proven in large-scale randomized controlled trials. This paper reviews the emerging role of rhythm control therapy for atrial fibrillation to prevent stroke...
May 2016: Journal of Stroke
Craig I Coleman, Muralikrishna Tangirala, Thomas Evers
A retrospective cohort analysis of the US MarketScan claims databases was performed to compare persistence and discontinuation rates between the vitamin K antagonist warfarin and the non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants rivaroxaban and dabigatran in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The analysis included adult patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation newly initiated on rivaroxaban, dabigatran, or warfarin between November 1, 2011 and December 31, 2013, with a baseline CHA2DS2-VASc score ≥2, two or more non-valvular atrial fibrillation diagnosis codes (427...
2016: PloS One
João Morais, Raffaele De Caterina
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common heart rhythm disturbance; its incidence increases with age, and it is also an independent risk factor for stroke. Anticoagulation has been proven as the most effective way to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF, and vitamin K antagonists have been used for decades as the gold standard treatment. Vitamin K antagonists have a narrow therapeutic window in addition to variable pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, and they frequently interact with food and other drugs, requiring coagulation monitoring to ensure balance between safety and efficacy...
April 2016: Cardiovascular Drugs and Therapy
Jamshed Dalal, Abhay Bhave, Abraham Oomman, Amit Vora, Anil Saxena, Dhiman Kahali, Fali Poncha, D S Gambhir, Jaydip Ray Chaudhuri, Nakul Sinha, Saumitra Ray, S S Iyengar, Suvro Banerjee, Upendra Kaul
The last ten years have seen rapid strides in the evolution of nonvitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). For the preparation of this consensus, a comprehensive literature search was performed and data on available trials, subpopulation analyses, and case reports were analyzed. This Indian consensus document intends to provide guidance on selecting the right NOAC for the right patients by formulating expert opinions based on the available trials and Asian/Indian subpopulation analyses of these trials...
December 2015: Indian Heart Journal
Kang-Ling Wang, Gregory Y H Lip, Shing-Jong Lin, Chern-En Chiang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The use of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs), the cornerstone treatment for stroke prevention in patients with atrial fibrillation, is limited by the perceived risk of serious bleeding in Asia. Non-VKA oral anticoagulants (NOACs) are safer alternatives. Here, we evaluate performance differences of NOACs between Asians and non-Asians. METHODS: We compared efficacy and safety of NOACs between patients enrolled in Asian and non-Asian countries using aggregative data from phase III clinical trials...
September 2015: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
Alpesh Amin, Joel C Marrs
Anticoagulation therapy is central to the management of thromboembolic disorders, and the use of direct oral anticoagulants offers several advantages over standard therapy with parenteral heparins and vitamin K antagonists. In phase III clinical trials, the direct oral anticoagulants (given once or twice daily) all demonstrated favorable benefit-risk profiles compared with conventional standard therapy for the treatment and secondary prevention of venous thromboembolism and for stroke prevention in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation...
October 2016: Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/hemostasis
Gregory Y H Lip, Cécile Laroche, Mircea Iaochim Popescu, Lars Hvilsted Rasmussen, Laura Vitali-Serdoz, Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Zbigniew Kalarus, Harry J G M Crijns, Mario Martins Oliveira, Luigi Tavazzi, Aldo P Maggioni, Giuseppe Boriani
AIMS: Guideline-adherent therapy for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation has been associated with better outcomes, in terms of thromboembolism (TE) and bleeding. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this report from the EuroObservational Research Programme-Atrial Fibrillation (EORP-AF) Pilot General Registry, we describe the associated baseline features of 'high risk' AF patients in relation to guideline-adherent antithrombotic treatment, i.e. whether they were adherent, over-treated, or under-treated based on the 2012 European Society of Cardiology (ESC) guidelines...
December 2015: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Hein Heidbuchel, Peter Verhamme, Marco Alings, Matthias Antz, Hans-Christoph Diener, Werner Hacke, Jonas Oldgren, Peter Sinnaeve, A John Camm, Paulus Kirchhof
The current manuscript is an update of the original Practical Guide, published in June 2013[Heidbuchel H, Verhamme P, Alings M, Antz M, Hacke W, Oldgren J, et al. European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation. Europace 2013;15:625-51; Heidbuchel H, Verhamme P, Alings M, Antz M, Hacke W, Oldgren J, et al. EHRA practical guide on the use of new oral anticoagulants in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation: executive summary...
October 2015: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
Marco Marietta, Giulio Formoso, Anna Maria Marata
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September 1, 2015: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
Yuji Murakawa, Akihiko Nogami, Morio Shoda, Koichi Inoue, Shigeto Naito, Koichiro Kumagai, Yasushi Miyauchi, Teiichi Yamane, Norishige Morita, Hideo Mitamura, Ken Okumura
BACKGROUND: Catheter ablation has become an established therapy for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF). To obtain a perspective on the current status of this therapy in Japan, the Japanese Heart Rhythm Society (JHRS) conducted a nationwide survey, the Japanese Catheter Ablation Registry of Atrial Fibrillation (J-CARAF). In this study, we focused on whether periprocedural use of novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) was related with excessive thromboembolic or bleeding complications...
February 2015: Journal of Arrhythmia
Mark H Eckman
Until recently, vitamin K antagonists, warfarin being the most commonly used agent in the United States, have been the only oral anticoagulant therapies available to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). In the last 5 years four new, non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants, the so-called NOACs or novel oral anticoagulants, have come to market and been approved by the Federal Drug Administration. Despite comparable if not superior efficacy in preventing AF-related stroke, and generally lower risks of major hemorrhage, particularly intracranial bleeding, the uptake of these agents has been slow...
February 2016: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
Dasheng Lu, Qi Zhang, Qian Liu, Kai Wang, Shengchan Wang, Qijun Shan
BACKGROUND: Comprehensive comparisons of safety (measured by bleeding risk) between multiple novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs and warfarin) in the peri-procedural period of catheter ablation (CA) for atrial fibrillation (AF) are rare. METHODS AND RESULTS: MEDLINE, EMBASE, and COCHRANE LIBRARY were searched up to February 2015 by two reviewers independently. Predefined inclusion criteria identified 24 studies which were included in the analysis. Data were extracted by two researchers, and a network meta-analysis was conducted in R with R2WinBugS package, within Bayesian framework...
November 2015: Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: An International Journal of Arrhythmias and Pacing
Raffaele De Caterina, A John Camm
Patients at thromboembolic risk with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) can now be managed either with a vitamin K antagonist (VKA) or with a fixed dose of a non-VKA oral anticoagulant (NOAC), while patients with valvular AF have been restricted to VKAs on the basis of a potentially higher risk and different mechanism of thrombosis, and the lack of sufficient data on the efficacy of NOACs. The terms 'non-valvular AF' and 'valvular AF' have not been however consistently defined. 'Valvular' AF has included any valvular disorder, including valve replacement and repair...
January 2016: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
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