Journal of Neurology & Neurophysiology

ISSN - 2155-9562

Rohan Rajaratnam

Rohan Rajaratnam
Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Hospital,
Sydney, NSW

  • Review Article
    Tailoring the Novel Anticoagulants to the Stroke Patient -One Size Does Not Fit All Novel Anticoagulants in Stroke
    Author(s): Adam Lee and Rohan RajaratnamAdam Lee and Rohan Rajaratnam

    Warfarin has been the mainstay of anticoagulation therapy for stroke prophylaxis in patients with non-valvular AF for past decades. Recent times have seen the release of four alternative novel anticoagulants that overcome many of the limitations that plagued patients on warfarin in the past. These agents have gained rapid acceptance and are now considered first line therapies for this indication in international guidelines. The approval of dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban by US and European medication authorities has resulted in widespread uptake of these agents. In this review, we seek to examine the major trials pertaining to these agents with particular attention to patients that have already suffered a stroke (secondary prevention). Issues relevant to stroke physicians including thrombolysis in patients on these agents, timing of initiation of these agents after an acute strok.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2155-9562.1000248

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