How do I know if my a-fib is valve related. My a-fib started after valve replacement.
8 Jan 2012
You will need to have your cardiologist determine whether your afib is valve related or not. Have you had a stress test or heart catheterization done by your cardiologist since your surgery? The clinical trial that was completed for Pradaxa was to test for non-valvular atrial fibrillation. The reason for this is because non-valvular atrial fibrillation represents approximately 95 percent of all atrial fibrillation cases in the U.S. There will have to be a separate clinical trial that is approved by the FDA for Pradaxa to be approved for use as a medication to treat valvular atrial fibrillation.
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