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"Oral Anticoagulants May Be Harmful In Patients With AF On Dialysis" - Scott Buzby

  • Healio: Cardiology Today
  • New York, NY
  • (January 20, 2020)

Among patients with atrial fibrillation on long-term dialysis, oral anticoagulants were not associated with decreased risk for thromboembolism and some of them elevated risk for bleeding, according to researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “Our study did not reveal the efficacy to prevent stroke and/or systemic thromboembolism of apixaban 5 mg/2.5 mg against no anticoagulant, whereas it revealed less bleeding than warfarin,” said Toshiki Kuno, MD, PhD, resident in the department of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.He added, “Moreover, apixaban 5 mg twice daily was associated with a reduction in mortality compared with no anticoagulant.”

Toshiki Kuno, MD, PhD, Resident, Department of Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

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