Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
What are the benefits and risks of dabigatran (Pradax) (a direct thrombin inhibitor)^ compared to warfarin^ in patients with atrial fibrillation?

Dabigatran offers some advantages over warfarin (example -0.6 percent/year fewer strokes)^ but benefits decline as warfarin time in INR range improves. If using Dabigatran 150mg bid is generally recommended.

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Publication Date: 2015-2-9
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-03-31 15:17:24