Clinical laboratories have been on the front lines of the changing anticoagulation landscape, often observing unpredictable effects on routine and specialized laboratory coagulation assays from DOAC
presence, and they may have trouble implementing specific DOAC
measurement assays if requested by clinicians.
One thing to consider is that studies demonstrating interaction between the DOAC
and AED drug classes have been performed in healthy volunteers, making it difficult to extrapolate how this interaction may increase the risk for thrombotic events in other patients.
Both vitamin K antagonists and DOAC
are associated with intracranial hemorrhages with high mortality rate .
"The substantial reduction in mortality [using a DOAC
, compared with a VKA] is not simply due to reductions in stroke or major bleeding.
These drugs are known as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs
), new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) or target-specific oral anticoagulants (TOACs).
is better than warfarin at one thing; 2 others are better at another
(37) Restarting DOAC
therapy following a GI bleed has not been evaluated in clinical trials; however, it may be reasonable to use one of the DOAC
doses with a lower risk of GI bleeding (dabigatran 110 mg BID, apixaban 5 mg BID, or edoxaban 30 mg/d) in patients who have experienced a GI bleed on warfarin or another DOAC
To account for baseline differences in demographics and comorbidities between the patients treated with a DOAC
and those who received warfarin, the researchers did a propensity score adjustment, which resulted in similar cohorts of 6,692 patients treated with warfarin and 12,810 patients treated with a DOAC
Studies suggest that the newer drugs--known as direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs
)--are safer and just as effective as warfarin, and this is highlighted in updated guidelines on Afib management from the American Heart Association (AHA), American College of Cardiology (ACC) and Heart Rhythm Society (HRS).
Warfarin and direct-acting oral anticoagulants (DOACs
) are most commonly used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation for the prevention of ischemic stroke and venous thromboembolism.
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