Special Issue "Guidelines, New Data and Real-World Evidence With Oral Anticoagulants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: oral anticoagulants (OAC); atrial fibrillation; acute coronary syndrome; percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI); guidelines
There has been considerable progress in the pharmacology of oral anticoagulants (OAC) over the last twenty years, and non-vitamin K antagonists OAC (NOAC) have dramatically changed clinical practice. NOAC have demonstrated a favorable risk–benefit profile in patients with atrial fibrillation and with venous thromboembolism in phase III trials, although real-world evidence highlights that several issues in the implementation of NOAC in clinical practice still remain unresolved in specific subsets. On the other hand, re-emerging concepts on the pathophysiology of atherothrombosis have paved the way for a new therapeutic option consisting in the association of antiplatelet and low-dose NOAC, known as dual pathway inhibition. While guidelines issued by scientific societies summarize and evaluate available evidence to facilitate clinicians in their decision making for daily practice, continuously evolving research introduces new diagnostic algorithms and challenges therapeutic concepts. The present Special Issue has been thought to provide an overview of the latest evidence in the field of OAC focusing on both diagnostic and therapeutic advances and highlighting their implications for patients’ prognosis. Therefore, we welcome the submission of review articles as well as original research papers dealing with the topics of guidelines, new data, and real-world evidence about OAC in atrial fibrillation, atherothrombosis, and venous thromboembolism.
Dr. Giuseppe Andò
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- oral anticoagulants (OAC)
- atrial fibrillation
- venous thromboembolism (VTE)
- dual pathway inhibition (DPI)
- coronary artery disease (CAD)
- peripheral artery disease (PAD)
- real-world evidence (RWE)