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New Anti-Clotting Drug Added to Recommendations for Treating Irregular Heartbeat
Date:2/14/2011

ents with atrial fibrillation who are poor candidates for the clot-preventing drug warfarin.

Authors are: L. Samuel Wann, M.D., Writing Committee chair; Anne B. Curtis, M.D.; Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, M.D.; N.A. Mark Estes III, M.D.; Michael D. Ezekowitz, M.B.; Warren M. Jackman, M.D.; Craig T. January, M.D., Ph.D.; James E. Lowe, M.D.; Richard L. Page, M.D.; David J. Slotwiner, M.D.; William G. Stevenson, M.D.; and Cynthia M. Tracy, M.D.

Author disclosures are on the manuscript.

The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association receives funding mostly from individuals. Foundations and corporations donate as well, and fund specific programs and events. Strict policies are enforced to prevent these relationships from influencing the association's science content. Financial information for the American Heart Association, including a list of contributions from pharmaceutical companies and device manufacturers, is available at www.heart.org/corporatefunding.NR11 – 1031 (Circ/Wann)

Additional resources:

  • FDA medication guide for dabigatran – note important guidance on storing this medicine:  http://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DrugSafety/UCM231720.pdf
  • The American Heart Association has online information and tools to help you get the facts about arrhythmia and learn how to reduce your risk for heart disease and stroke at www.heart.org/arrhythmia

  • The American College of Cardiology is transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. The College is a 39,000-member nonprofit medical society comprised of physicians, surgeons, nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists and practice managers
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