Friday, 07 June 2019 19:10

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 3rd June 2019

Rivaroxaban With or Without Aspirin in Patients with Heart Failure and Chronic Coronary or Peripheral Artery Disease: The COMPASS Trial

Circulation

Analysis of data from the COMPASS RCT (n=27,395) found that in heart failure patients specifically (5,902 patients), rivaroxaban plus aspirin was similarly superior to aspirin alone as per the overall trial population.

 

Evaluation of the Incidence of New-Onset Atrial Fibrillation After Aortic Valve Replacement

JAMA Internal Medicine

This population-based study reports new-onset AF was present in 50% of hospitalisations for transcatheter aortic valve implantation and aortic valve replacement. It advises shared patient-doctor decision making regarding potential need for anticoagulation after these procedures.

 

 

 

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