A 27-year-old male asked:
Is rivaroxaban xalerto safe and good drug for preventing stroke in afib compared to aspirin and plavix (clopidogrel) together in72 yr man with hypertension,s.cr1.56?
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Dr. David Lipkinanswered
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Xalerto is best: His CHA2DS2-VASc score is 2 (age and presence of hypertension). All studies have concluded that the benefit from anticoagulation significantly exceeds the risks for almost all AF patients with a score of 2 or more. Xalerto will more effectively reduce his risk of stroke and won't increase his risk of bleeding.
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