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Aspirin versus warfarin versus pradax.....What's the difference for the use in a fib?

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Dr. Martin Linder
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In brief: Cost vs safety

In patient with atrial fibrillation there is an increase risk of atrial clot formation.
These clots can travel to the brain and lungs resulting in stroke and pulmonary embolism, both possibly life threatening. Pradaxa and warfarin both reduce this risk directly. Pradaxa is newer, may be safer, easier to manage and much more expensive. Aspirin is less effective.

In brief: Cost vs safety

In patient with atrial fibrillation there is an increase risk of atrial clot formation.
These clots can travel to the brain and lungs resulting in stroke and pulmonary embolism, both possibly life threatening. Pradaxa and warfarin both reduce this risk directly. Pradaxa is newer, may be safer, easier to manage and much more expensive. Aspirin is less effective.
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