Search Tag: apixaban

Cardiology Management

Study: Anticoagulant Apixaban Better than Warfarin

2017 02 Apr

Patients with atrial fibrillation have a substantially reduced risk of dangerous bleeding in the brain ("intracranial haemorrhage") when taking the newer anticoagulant apixaban compared to those taking warfarin, according to a new study published in the journal Blood. Researchers also found that taking aspirin increased the risk of intracranial haemorrhage,... Read more

ICU Management

Anticoagulants: Tests for Checking Bleeding Unreliable?

2015 27 Aug

A new study in Annals of Emergency Medicine says coagulation tests used by physicians to check for the side effect of bleeding in patients taking blood thinners such as Xarelto ® (rivaroxaban) and Eliquis ® (apixaban) may not be reliable. The study found that in cases reported to poison centres, the routine labs used to monitor for clotting factors,... Read more