Friday, 31 May 2019 16:57

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 27th May 2019

Efficacy and safety of direct oral factor Xa inhibitors compared with warfarin in patients with morbid obesity: a single-centre, retrospective analysis of chart data

The Lancet Haematology

Retrospective analysis of data evaluating safety and efficacy of direct oral anticoagulants and warfarin in 795 morbidly obese patients (BMI>40kg/m2) suggests concludes similar efficacy and safety of apixaban and rivaroxaban, compared to warfarin in patients with AF and VTE.


Randomized trial of ticagrelor vs. aspirin in patients after coronary artery bypass grafting: the TiCAB trial

European Heart Journal

Study (n=1,859) showed no significant difference in major cardiovascular events occurring in 9.7% ticagrelor patients vs. 8.2% aspirin patients [HR 1.19; 95% CI 0.87–1.62; p= 0.28]), or in major bleeding. RCT was terminated early & underpowered however due to recruitment issues.



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