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Dabigatran experience in primary and secondary prevention of cardioembolic stroke

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The review of novel oral anticoagulants (dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban) in stroke prevention and also own data of administration of dabigatran in primary and secondary prevention of ischemic stroke in 45 patients with cerebrovascular diseases are presented. Most patients received dabigatran 14 days after the first stroke associated with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. In other cases dabigatran was used for primary prevention of stroke in patients with chronic forms of cerebrovascular diseases and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Dabigatran shows good tolerability and efficacy. Recurrent strokes were diagnosed in 2 patients. The reasons for these events were arterial hypertension in one case and symptomatic atherosclerotic plaque in the other case.


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Domashenko M.A., Maksimova M.Yu., Korobkova D.Z., Gafarova M.E. Dabigatran experience in primary and secondary prevention of cardioembolic stroke. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2013;5(2):69-77. (In Russ.)

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