Point-of-CareTesting of Coagulation in Patients Treated With Direct Oral Anticoagulants 2 (POCT-DOAC 2)
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The investigators study aims to test the correlation between the Hemochron Signature point-of-caretesting (POCT) device (ITC, USA) and low plasma levels of all three currently approved direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC; rivaroxaban, apixaban and dabigatran) and to determine the diagnostic accuracy of POCT to rule out or detect relevant levels of DOAC in real-life stroke patients.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Consecutive stroke patients, who were newly started on oral anticoagulation with rivaroxaban, apixaban or dabigatran for secondary prevention of thromboembolic events.
Stroke patients, who were newly started on oral anticoagulation with rivaroxaban, apixaban or dabigatran for secondary prevention of thromboembolic events
Age ≥ 18 years
Vitamin K antagonists or direct oral anticoagulants ≤ 14 days prior to study participation
Low-molecular weight heparin ≤ 24 hours
Unfractionated heparin ≤ 12 hours
Abnormal coagulation values at baseline (Quick < 70% or activated thromboplastin time (aPTT) > 40sec.)