Saturday, 20 September 2014 17:35

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 15th September 2014

Clinical and Safety Outcomes Associated With Treatment of Acute Venous Thromboembolism: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Journal of the American Medical Association

Analysis found no differences in efficacy/safety with most treatment strategies used to treat VTE compared with the LMWH–vitamin K antagonist, except UFH–vitamin K antagonist which was associated with an increased rate of recurrent VTE.


Medicines Evidence Commentary : Antithrombotic treatment for people with atrial fibrillation and stable coronary artery disease

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

A Danish observational study found that adding antiplatelet therapy (aspirin, clopidogrel or both) to anticoagulant treatment with a vitamin K antagonist such as warfarin, was not associated with a reduced risk of recurrent coronary events or of thromboembolism, but was associated with increased bleeding.


Medicines Evidence Commentary : Atrial fibrillation : differences among patients and physicians in values and preferences about antithrombotic choice

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

A Spanish study found a wide range of views among patients and physicians on the acceptable trade-off between a reduction in risk of stroke and an increased risk of bleeding in atrial fibrillation.



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