oral direct thrombin inhibitors, dabigatran, 110 or 150 mg twice daily fixed dose
DISEASE INTERVENTION COMPARISON RESULTS
N Engl J Med. 2009 Sep 17;361(12):1139-51. Epub 2009 Aug 30. Randomized Controlled Trial, Multicenter Study
IN atrial fibrillation, non valvular, stroke, ischemic, cerebral infarction, embolic The Use of
oral direct thrombin inhibitors, dabigatran, 110 or 150 mg twice daily fixed dose
As Treatment, Chronic
Is better Than
warfarin, INR adjusted dose
To reduce at 2 years ischemic strokes (1.53% - 1.11% per year 110 - 150 mg dabigatran VS 1.69% warfarin), with similar major bleedings (2.71% - 3.36% per year) and less haemorrhagic strokes (0.10% per year dabigatran VS 0.38% warfarin)