Use of rivaroxaban in the prevention of cerebrovascular accident in a patient with chronic heart failure and nonvalvular atrial fibrillation – a case study


Authors: F. Málek;  D. Vondráková;  J. Škoda;  P. Neužil
Authors‘ workplace: Ambulance srdečního selhání a hypertenze, Kardiocentrum, Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha
Published in: Kardiol Rev Int Med 2016, 18(2): 130-132

Overview

Rivaroxaban is a direct oral factor Xa inhibitor indicated for prevention of stroke in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. A real-life case study shows the use of rivaroxaban in primary prevention of stroke in a patient with chronic heart failure and high risk of a thromboembolic event and a moderate risk of bleed­ing. The case report emphasises the need of repeated laboratory examinations in such vulnerable patients with monitoring of renal parameters during cardiac decompensation episodes.

Keywords:
nonvalvular atrial fibrillation – heart failure – renal function – anticoagulation therapy – rivaroxaban


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