Patient perspectives of dabigatran: analysis of online discussion forums.

@article{Sarrazin2014PatientPO,
  title={Patient perspectives of dabigatran: analysis of online discussion forums.},
  author={Mary Vaughan Sarrazin and Peter Cram and Alexandur Mazur and Melissa M Ward and Heather S. Reisinger},
  journal={The patient},
  year={2014},
  volume={7 1},
  pages={47-54}
}
BACKGROUND In 2010 the US FDA approved dabigatran, the first new anticoagulant for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) since 1954. To date there is little data that reflects the experiences and perceptions of real-world patients with dabigatran. The abundance of Internet-based discussion forums and support groups related to AF or anticoagulation may provide a low-cost resource for assessing patient experiences. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to determine patient… CONTINUE READING
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