Thursday, 29 November 2018 18:45

Anticoagulation news items. Week commencing 26th November 2018

Early Risks of Death, Stroke/Systemic Embolism and Major Bleeding in Patients with Newly Diagnosed Atrial Fibrillation: Results from the GARFIELD-AF Registry

Circulation

Registry study (n=52,014) found an elevated mortality rate in the first month after diagnosis vs the first year (6.8 vs 4.3 100 person years for first month and first year respectively). The elevated 1-month mortality rate was mostly attributable to cardiovascular mortality.

 

Subcutaneous treprostinil for the treatment of severe non-operable chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension (CTREPH): a double-blind, phase 3, randomised controlled trial

The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

RCT (N=105) reported an improvement from baseline in mean 6-min walk distance in the treprostinil high and low dose groups (44·98 m and 4·29 m; p=0·0016). Treprostinil is an investigational prostacyclin analogue that has received orphan drug status in the EU.

 

 

 

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