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Stroke after electrical cardioversion: Dabigatran vs warfarinMar 15, 2011 12:10 EDT
A study published earlier this year in Circulation reports no statistical difference in stroke rate in patients randomized to anticoagulation treatment with dabigatran vs warfarin following electrical cardioversion. But the incidence of stroke—even following a relatively simple procedure, such as cardioversion—is sobering.
Nagarakanti R, Ezekowitz MD, Oldgren J, et al. Dabigatran versus warfarin in patients with atrial fibrillation: an analysis of patients undergoing cardioversion. Circulation. 2011; 123:131-136. Available here.