Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

This channel includes news and new technology innovations for cardiovascular pharmaceutics. This includes antiplatelet agents, anticoagulation drugs, international normalized ratio (INR) testing, oral anticoagulants, IV administered drugs such as Heprin, and dual antiplatelet therapy (DAPT). The most commonly used anticoagulant is warfarin, which available in generic form at a low cost. However, it has a narrow therapeutic window and its effectiveness is altered by food containing vitamin K. To regulate warfarin, regular INR testing is needed. The newer anticoagulation drugs are referred to as novel oral anticoagulant (NOAC). However, since some of these drugs are now more than six years old, they are commonly referred to as non-vitamin K oral anticoagulant (NOAC), and the newest term, direct oral anticoagulant (DOAC). NOAC or DOAC agents have much larger therapeutic windows, do not require INR testing. Aspirin and clopidogrel (Plavix) are the most commonly used antiplatelet agents for the prevention of heart attacks and stroke. They are often prescribed together as DAPT.

anticoagulants increase dementia risks
Feature | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | May 12, 2017

May 12, 2017 – A new study found that dementia rates increase with delays in starting anticoagulation treatment for...

Siemens Xprecia Stride anticoagulation, coagulation PT/INR or INR testing at the point of care (POC)

Point-of-care coagulation PT/INR testing with handheld devices can help improve outcomes with more convenient and frequent measurements to keep patients within the therapeutic range of anticoagulant agents.

Feature | Point of Care Testing | May 05, 2017 | Nicholas C. Vanderslice, Ph.D., and Arnol S. Rios

Point-of-care (POC) coagulation analyzers that measure prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) on...

Ablation procedure, EP lab, Uninterrupted Dabigatran Etexilate in Comparison to Uninterrupted Warfarin in Pulmonary Vein Ablation
Feature | Atrial Fibrillation | March 29, 2017

March 29, 2017 — Uninterrupted treatment with dabigatran (Pradaxa), a non-vitamin K,...

bleeding complications, rivaroxaban, antiplatelet therapy, post-ACS, acute coronary syndrome, ACC.17 study
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 — Bleeding complications did not increase for patients with acute coronary syndrome treated with...

rivaroxaban, asprin, venous thromboembolism, VTE recurrence, clinical study, ACC.17
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 23, 2017

March 23, 2017 — In patients at elevated risk for a recurrence of potentially life- threatening blood clots, a low...

RESOLVE study, RESOLVE trial, subclinical leaflet thrombosis

A CT study from the RESOLVE Trial showing valve leaflet thrombosis on a TAVR device. The trial examined a range of surgical and transcatheter valves to show thrombosis is found across both types of devices. It also examined if anticoagulation or antiplatelet therapy could reduce thrombosis and allow a greater range of leaflet motion.

Feature | Heart Valve Technology | March 21, 2017

March 21, 2017 — About 12 percent of patients undergoing aortic valve replacement developed non-symptomatic blood...

warfarin, anticoagulation therapy, atrial fibrillation patients, Duke Clinical Research Institute study, stroke
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | March 14, 2017

March 14, 2017 — More than 80 percent of stroke patients with a history of...

CeloNova Cobra Pzf stent
Technology | Stents | March 02, 2017

March 2, 2017 — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared CeloNova BioSciences Inc. first-in-class Cobra...

Xarelto, rivaroxaban, COMPASS study, ends early,
News | Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies | February 09, 2017

February 9, 2017 — Janssen Research & Development LLC (Janssen) announced that the Phase 3 COMPASS trial is...

The Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer delivers fast, reliable prothrombin time/international normalized ratio (PT/INR) testing for point-of-care monitoring and management of oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin, a vitamin K antagonist. It is the latest INR testing system to enter the market in late 2016. Read the article “Siemens Receives FDA Clearance of Xprecia Stride Coagulation Analyzer.”
 

 

Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 30, 2016 | Ravi Chawat

Point of care testing devices are gaining widespread approval for prompt medical diagnoses, especially in cardiology...

INRatio, Alere, Abbott, I and R testing, INR testing
Feature | Point of Care Testing | December 07, 2016

December 7, 2016 — Abbott has filed a complaint to terminate its proposed acquisition of Alere based on the...

Videos | TCT | November 18, 2016

DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a video tour of some of the most innovative new interventional cardiology...

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