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PRADAXA (DABAGATRAN), A New Anticoagulant for Stroke and Embolism Prevention

Mechanism of Action

By Jennifer Freidman 2011 Doctor of Pharmacy Candidate, University of Florida Atrial fibrillation currently affects about 2.2 million Americans. If left untreated it can cause embolism and stroke. The American Heart Association’s current recommendations for stroke prevention include anticoagulation therapy with warfarin being the agent of choice. Warfarin is a drug with a …

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