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What is the role of arixtra in the prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Limited

This particular agent is only given subcutaneously so its use is pretty much limited to, if we just focus on atrial fibrillation here, those patients who cannot take an oral anticoagulant but are felt by their doctors to be at high risk for an embolic stroke or event in the setting of atrial fibrillation.
There are oral medications that have similar mechanisms of action and validated efficacy.

In brief: Limited

This particular agent is only given subcutaneously so its use is pretty much limited to, if we just focus on atrial fibrillation here, those patients who cannot take an oral anticoagulant but are felt by their doctors to be at high risk for an embolic stroke or event in the setting of atrial fibrillation.
There are oral medications that have similar mechanisms of action and validated efficacy.
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