Warfarin use associates with increased risk for stroke in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation.

@article{Chan2009WarfarinUA,
  title={Warfarin use associates with increased risk for stroke in hemodialysis patients with atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Kevin E. Chan and J. Michael Lazarus and Ravi Ishwar Thadhani and Raymond M. Hakim},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN},
  year={2009},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={
          2223-33
        }
}
Use of warfarin, clopidogrel, or aspirin associates with mortality among patients with ESRD, but the risk-benefit ratio may depend on underlying comorbidities. Here, we investigated the association between these medications and new stroke, mortality, and hospitalization in a retrospective cohort analysis of 1671 incident hemodialysis patients with preexisting atrial fibrillation. We followed patient outcomes from the time of initiation of dialysis for an average of 1.6 yr. Compared with nonuse… CONTINUE READING

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