A primary goal of managing atrial fibrillation is relief of symptoms that include dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, shortness of breath, and chest pain. Yet, it is symptomless in up to one-third of patients.
Use of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation patients remains unacceptably low, with some estimates showing that only half of patients receive anticoagulants as indicated by current treatment guidelines.
One of the most common questions from prescribers that I have answered in the past year concerns how to convert from 1 anticoagulant to anothe
Preliminary results of an ongoing post-marketing study examining Janssen Pharmaceuticals’ rivaroxaban (Xarelto) in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) indicate that the anti-clotting drug’s safety in real-world settings is consistent with the findings of previous phase 3 clinical trials.