Rivaroxaban – a safe therapeutic option in patients with antiphospholipid syndrome? Our experience in 23 cases
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Submission date: 2016-04-12
Final revision date: 2016-05-23
Acceptance date: 2016-06-07
Online publication date: 2016-07-18
Publication date: 2016-06-30
Reumatologia 2016;54(3):146-149
In the therapeutic approach to patients with antiphospholipid syndrome (APS) with thrombotic manifestations, oral vitamin K antagonists (VKA) remain the standard of care. However, the use of VKA is very often associated with inability to achieve a therapeutic dose even in patients maintaining nutritional and therapeutic restrictions. The non-vitamin-K oral anticoagulants (NOAC) have a lot of advantages, but their efficacy and safety in APS have not been proven. We present 23 patients with APS treated with rivaroxaban in our department. Recurrence of thrombosis was observed only in 1 patient. No major or minor bleeding occurred. It proves the efficacy of treatment with rivaroxaban, but our observations require further prospective, randomized studies.
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