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Boehringer Ingelheim Announces Launch of GLORIA™-AF Registry in Newly-Diagnosed Patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation
Date:5/3/2012

e United States, Europe, Latin America and Asia have agreed to participate, providing the potential to identify meaningful information about regional or country-specific differences in patient demographics and treatment decisions.

Atrial fibrillation, characterized by an irregular heartbeat, can cause blood clots to form in the heart that can travel to the brain and cause a stroke. An estimated 2.3 million Americans are living with atrial fibrillation, and the prevalence is expected to increase to 5.6 million by 2050. Non-valvular atrial fibrillation, which accounts for up to 95 percent of diagnosed cases of atrial fibrillation, refers to cases of atrial fibrillation without rheumatic mitral valve disease, prosthetic heart valve or valve repair, according to the 2006 ACC/AHA/ESC guidelines. Atrial fibrillation increases the risk of stroke nearly five times and is associated with up to 15 percent of all strokes in the U.S. Atrial fibrillation imposes a substantial economic burden to the healthcare system, specifically the high costs associated with stroke.

In the pivotal RE-LY® trial, PRADAXA 150mg taken twice daily significantly reduced stroke and systemic embolism in patients with NVAF by 35 percent beyond the reduction achieved with warfarin dosed to target INR 2.0 to 3.0 (median TTR 67%). PRADAXA 150mg also was shown to significantly reduce both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke compared to warfarin in patients with NVAF. Effects of PRADAXA compared to warfarin were more apparent in patients with lower levels of INR control.

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PRADAXA is indicated to reduce the risk of stroke and systemic embolism in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

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