Saturday, 21 February 2015 10:05

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 16th February 2015

Vorapaxar in Patients With Diabetes and Prior MI: Findings from the TRA 2°P-TIMI 50 Trial


In this subgroup analysis of patients with DM and recent MI (n=3,623), vorapaxar reduced the composite primary endpoint of CV death, MI, or stroke at 3 years (11.4% vs. 14.3%, HR 0.73, 95% CI 0.60-0.89; p=0.002) with a number needed to treat to avoid 1 major CV event of 29.


Edoxaban vs. warfarin in vitamin K antagonist experienced and naive patients with atrial fibrillation

European Heart Journal

In this subgroup analysis of patients with/without prior VKA exposure, higher-dose edoxaban reduced risk of stroke or systemic embolic events in patients who were VKA naive (HR 0.71, 95% CI 0.56–0.90) and was similar to warfarin in the VKA experienced (HR 1.01, 0.82–1.24; P=0.028.


Association Between the Use of Fondaparinux vs Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin and Clinical Outcomes in Patients With Non–ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

Journal of the American Medical Association

Swedish registry data (40,616 consecutive patients with NSTEMI) identified that fondaparinux was associated with lower odds than LMWH of major bleeding events and death both in-hospital and up to 180 days afterwards. These data are consistent with trial data.


Comparative Risk of Ischemic Stroke Among Users of Clopidogrel Together With Individual Proton Pump Inhibitors


PPIs evaluated in this study (esomeprazole, lansoprazole, omeprazole, rabeprazole) of 325,559 concomitant users of clopidogrel and a PPI, did not increase the rate of ischaemic stroke vs. pantoprazole, a PPI thought to be devoid of the potential to interact with clopidogrel.


Atrial fibrillation: quality standard consultation

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

This quality standard for adults with atrial fibrillation (AF) is expected to contribute to improvements in rates of: mortality, stroke and transient ischaemic attack, admission with a primary diagnosis of AF, and quality of life.



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