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Anticoagulation With Rivaroxaban in Cardioversion -The ARC Study (ARC)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01747746
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : December 12, 2012
Last Update Posted : February 3, 2015
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
Cook County Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Pete Antonopoulos, John H. Stroger Hospital

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this study is to determine that a new drug called "Rivaroxaban®" is effective in preventing patients from forming clots after their heart rhythm has been reset by the cardiologist with an electrical device.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Atrial Fibrillation Stroke Thrombo-embolism Bleeding Drug: Rivaroxaban Drug: Warfarin and Enoxaparin Phase 4

Detailed Description:
Patient who are electrically cardioverted require 1 month of anticoagulation (blood thinner). Rivaroxaban a Xa-inhibitor has been shown to be non-inferior to Warfarin (Vit K antagonist) the current standard of care in many treatment areas. Rivaroxaban will be compared to Warfarin historical control group studying the safety and efficacy in electrically cardioverted patients.

Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 33 participants
Allocation: Non-Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Treatment
Official Title: Anticoagulation With Rivaroxaban in Post Cardioversion Patients
Study Start Date : October 2012
Actual Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Actual Study Completion Date : October 2014

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MedlinePlus related topics: Blood Thinners

Arm Intervention/treatment
Active Comparator: Rivaroxaban
Anticoagulation with Rivaroxaban 20 mg daily with dinner for 30 days
Drug: Rivaroxaban
Rivaroxaban versus Historical controlled Anticoagulation with Warfarin and Enoxaparin
Other Name: Xarelto

Warfarin and Enoxaparin
Warfarin: 1-10 mg per Nomogram Enoxaparin weight based 1 mg/kg Q12 or 1.5 mg/kg/day Historic control
Drug: Warfarin and Enoxaparin
Historical Control
Other Name: Coumadin




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Thrombosis [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Number of cerebrovascular accidents, thrombus and embolism


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Mortality [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Monitor the 30 day mortality rate

  2. Hospitalizations [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    Hospitalizations for thrombus or adverse events

  3. Bleeding [ Time Frame: 30 days ]
    The incidence of major and minor bleeding (as defined under 'safety measures')



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Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation requiring electrical cardioversion o Atrial fibrillation of unknown duration

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patients requiring extended anticoagulation after cardioversion due to concomitant risk factors as defined by CHADS2 score ≥ 1
  • Significant renal dysfunction (CrCl <15mL/min)
  • Significant hepatic dysfunction (Childs-Pugh Class B or C)
  • History of coagulopathy
  • Active bleeding
  • Hypersensitivity to Rivaroxaban
  • Concomitant use of anticoagulants
  • Concomitant use of potent CYP3A4/P-gp inhibitors or inducers
  • Interventions requiring interruption of therapy
  • Pregnancy
  • Age <18 y/o
  • History of GI Bleed

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01747746


Locations
United States, Illinois
Cook County Hospital
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60612
Sponsors and Collaborators
John H. Stroger Hospital
Cook County Hospital
Investigators
Principal Investigator: Pete Antonopoulos, PharmD Cook County Hospital
Principal Investigator: Asinul Ansari, MD Cook County Hospital

Responsible Party: Pete Antonopoulos, Clinical Pharmacist- Principal Investigator, John H. Stroger Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01747746     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: 12-139
First Posted: December 12, 2012    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 3, 2015
Last Verified: February 2015

Keywords provided by Pete Antonopoulos, John H. Stroger Hospital:
Rivaroxaban
Warfarin
Anticoagulation
Stroke
Thrombo-embolism
Bleeding
Atrial Fibrillation
Cardioversion

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Atrial Fibrillation
Hemorrhage
Embolism
Thromboembolism
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases
Pathologic Processes
Embolism and Thrombosis
Vascular Diseases
Warfarin
Rivaroxaban
Anticoagulants
Factor Xa Inhibitors
Antithrombins
Serine Proteinase Inhibitors
Protease Inhibitors
Enzyme Inhibitors
Molecular Mechanisms of Pharmacological Action