Posts Tagged ‘bleeding complications’

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September 24th, 2013

A New Model to Predict Post-PCI Bleeding

Sunil Rao discusses his research group’s risk model that uses an expanded definition of bleeding to predict which patients will have bleeding complications after PCI.


August 1st, 2012

RIFLE-STEACS: Radial Access Improves Outcomes in Early Invasive Therapy

For early invasive therapy for ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (STEACS), the use of radial access instead of femoral access reduces bleeding complications and improves outcomes, according to the first large, randomized trial testing the two approaches in this population. The results of the Radial Versus Femoral Randomized Investigation in ST-Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome (RIFLE-STEACS) […]


December 7th, 2011

FDA Undertakes Safety Review of Dabigatran (Pradaxa)

The FDA announced today that it is initiating a safety review of dabigatran (Pradaxa, Boehringer Ingelheim). The review was prompted by reports of serious bleeding events in people taking the drug. Bleeding complications, the FDA acknowledges, are a “a well-recognized complication of all anticoagulant therapies.” The agency says it is “working to determine whether the reports of bleeding […]