Dr. Manish Shah talks about Dabigatran and Rivaroxaban, new drugs in clinicals trials to replace the blood thinner Coumadin® (warfarin), an anticoagulant frequently used to avoid strokes by those with atrial fibrillation. He talks about the two categories of these new drugs, thrombin inhibitors and Factor Xa (10a) inhibitors. Dr. Shah is Associate Director of [More]
I was prescribed Pradaxa as an alternative for Coumadin when I was in Afib.  The elimination of the need for regular blood tests as with coumadin was a real selling point.  What my doctor failed to explain to me was the fact that unlike coumadin – Pradaxa had no bleeding antidote, if you had a [More]
Pradaxa Alert! – Is Pradaxa worth it?  After my 2nd ablation my Afib has gone into remission!  My electrophysiologist  however has put me on Pradaxa.  I ran my Chads score and took myself  OFF PRADAXA…  I Pays to be proactive in your own treatment –  Guess Why…Pradaxa Bleeding Deaths www.youblawg.com4/14/12 A new report released by the Food and Drug [More]
Pradaxa beats Warfarin - No more needles...
So - the doctor says you have Atrial fibrillation - now what?