Letters Dabigatran v warfarin

Compare with higher standard

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c5984 (Published 26 October 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c5984
  1. Duncan Edwards, academic clinical fellow1
  1. 1General Practice and Primary Care Research Unit, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  1. dae31{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

I agree with Raju and Hankey that dabigatran has some benefits over warfarin in people with atrial fibrillation.1 2 However, the RE-LY study, on which they base this conclusion, compares dabigatran with a worse standard of anticoagulation control with warfarin …

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