Apixaban in AVERROES points the way to excellent alternatives to warfarin

Dr Seth Bilazarian

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August 31, 2010

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Afib patients taking apixaban
had a 54% lower risk of stroke and systemic embolic events compared to those taking aspirin as reported in the AVERROES trial. With RE-LY
fresh in our minds and in anticipation of the results of ROCKET-AF
, ARISTOTLE, and ENGAGE-HF, the future looks bright for better alternatives to warfarin. What are your thoughts about this trial and its implications for clinical practice?

See:

AVERROES: Apixaban yields significant reductions in stroke, no increased bleeding


RE-LY: Oral antithrombin dabigatran outshines warfarin in atrial fib


RE-LY: Patient preference based on the data

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