Wednesday, 05 March 2014 11:21

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 24th February 2014

Efficacy and safety of apixaban compared with aspirin in patients who previously tried but failed treatment with vitamin K antagonists: results from the AVERROES trial

European Heart Journal

In this prespecified analysis, the efficacy and safety of apixaban compared with aspirin was consistent in subgroups of patients who had previously attempted but failed vitamin K antagonist therapy (n=2216), irrespective of the reason for discontinuation.

 

Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs and the Heart

Circulation

This evidence based review discusses the mechanisms underlying the cardiovascular effects of traditional NSAIDs and coxibs.

 

Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) clinical audit, July - September 2013 public report

Royal College of Physicians

This report finds that huge improvements have been made in the quality of stroke care and services over the past years as measured by previous national stroke audits and it is anticipated that similar improvements will be demonstrated through future SSNAP quarterly reports.

 

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