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Pradaxa Is Effective in All Types of Atrial Fibrillation

A new subgroup analysis of the Randomized Evaluation of Long-Term Anticoagulant Therapy (RE-LY) trial Treatment indicated that the 150mg twice daily dose of dabigatran (Pradaxa) is equally safe and effective in patients with permanent, persistent, and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation.  Dabigatran … Continue reading

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The Who, When, How to Take and Store PRADAXA (dabigatran)

What is PRADAXA? PRADAXA is a medicine used to prevent stroke and blood clots in people who have a atrial fibrillation.  How to take PRADAXA? PRADAXA should be taken orally, twice daily, with or without food.  Swallow PRADAXA capsules whole. … Continue reading

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New Drug to Prevent Future Strokes

As we all knew, patients who have a stroke or a transient ischemic attack have more than double the risk of having another attack. Now a subanalysis of RE-LY study which was published in The Lancet Neurology indicated that dabigatran … Continue reading

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Home Monitoring of INR is Equal to Clinic Care

For patients who are taking warfarin and need to check their INR every month at the clinics, the result of the following study might be a good news for them.  A newly published article that suggests weekly self-testing of INR … Continue reading

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Aspirin Reduces Mortality in Prostate Cancer

In the Chinese Medicine, the cause of cancer is thought to be associated with the dysfunction of the coagulation system.   Now, a study presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) has confirmed this … Continue reading

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Which Herbal and Non-Herbal Supplements Interact with Warfarin?

The safety of warfarin use can be compromised by many popular herbal and nonherbal supplements taken by individuals.  Eight of the 10 most widely used supplements interact with warfarin, and many of these were associated with significant changes in the international … Continue reading

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Pradaxa eliminates the need to monitor INR in Atrial Fibrillation patients

Good news for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who require taking warfarin to prevent stroke.  It is well known that routine blood monitor and food interaction represent major hassles for patients taking warfrin. However, a new drug, Pradaxa (dabigatran), might be … Continue reading

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Atrial Fibrillation – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

If you have heart beat that is quicker than 60-80 beats per minute at rest or 90-115 beats per minutes during exercise, you might have fast and irregular heart beat or arrhythmia.    There are different kinds of arrhythmia but atrial … Continue reading

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