Friday, 25 November 2016 21:19

Anticoagulation news items. Weeks commencing 21st November 2016

Von Willebrand’s Disease

New England Journal of Medicine

This is the most common inherited bleeding disorder. Review discusses latest findings on pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment, which is based on normalising von Willebrand factor and factor VIII levels in case of bleeding or before an intervention.


Association between statin use and ischemic stroke or major haemorrhage in patients taking dabigatran for atrial fibrillation

Canadian Medical Association Journal

Results from two population based nested case control studies of over 45,000 patients show that simvastatin and lovastatin, when combined with dabigatran
etexilate, increased the risk of major haemorrhage, but not ischaemic stroke.



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