BAY 59-7939 (Xarelto, SPAF), Non Interventional Studies
According to recent guidelines, long-term anticoagulation is recommended for patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) and a risk profile with CHA2DS2-VASc score of 1 or more. Vitamin K antagonists(VAK) and novel oral anticoagulants such as rivaroxaban are current treatment options for AF patients with additional risk factors for stroke. Currently there are only limited information to what extend AF patients prefer one or the other treatment option based on patient relevant characteristics of novel oral anticoagulants vs. VKAs. It is also unknown which of the characteristics influences patient preference most and how this relates to a neutral comparator. Furthermore, an additional unknown factor is also how patient evaluate their current treatment and if this leads to differences among treatment with VKAs and rivaroxaban.
|Study start date||2014-02-12|